My nephew works in France and his family is based in Australia (wife and children). He made a last minute decision at the end of March to exit the country and come to Australia. He lives in the western part of the country about 3 hours train from Paris. The day after he literally escaped, France completely closed its borders and stopped the trains. He would have been stuck for months.I've posted a couple of times on this thread - my only point is that I have been surprised by the number of Australians still living overseas (now wanting to return to OZ). I realise that many are like @Toula92122 (ie are long term residents / dual citizens of other countries) but these people are staying put (I presume). So I fully realise all citizens (/perm residents) have the right to return - just surprised at the number.
Hotel quarantine would not be necessary if people would just DO THE RIGHT THING and self-isolate as per instructions. (MR LL and I did it as we returned from a cut-short holiday just a week before hotel quarantine was introduced and it wasn' hard to do - it didn't cost anyone anything).
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I don't think service would come into it as that is a risk but I know some of the apartments in SA have Kitchens and sometimes two rooms.I think it's totally fine to say returning travellers should pay for their quarantine. I am more than happy with that. However as the user pays I think I should be entitled to nominate where I want to stay, give me the option at different price levels. If I'm paying I would be more than happy to pay extra to have a serviced apartment with a kitchen so I could at least have a bit more space.