Covid19 has almost stopped the world turning on its axis, as far as humans are concerned, and whilst this is relatively bearable in your own house, imagine being in a foreign country and your only source of isolation being bunk bed number 9 of 12.
Well, on this Melusi Network podcast with Tom James we hear about his experience travelling the world and how that has now been halted because of the global pandemic, Coronavirus. I did some research and found that he has not been the only one!
Bondi Beach, Sydney, brings a heavy amount of backpackers to its white sands, however, some are clinging on to their Australian beach party dreams by ignoring social distancing rules and partying anyway! This has caused uproar in the community and ultimately has forced the Australian Prime Minister to speak out against all travellers and backpackers in the country, telling them to make their way home as soon as possible because they will be prioritising Australian citizens in this fight against the virus. On the other hand, not all of them are staying to party. A lot of hostels are closing down and jobs are being lost and worst of all, flights are being cancelled. So, for those trying to go home it has become impossible and things seem to be getting desperate for some travellers down under.
Luckily for those down under, they are not being threatened with any jail time unlike backpackers stuck in Peru! They were given 24 hours to leave the country and if not, some people found themselves being locked in their hostel for 23 hours a day and a threat of five to ten years in jail if they are caught trying to escape!