The younger brother of Hollywood superstar Zac Efron has sparked fury after flying into Australia from the United States over the weekend.
Dylan, 29, who is currently competing a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine, has left many Australians outraged after the government granted him entry into the country.
‘Can someone please explain why Dylan Efron is able to travel to Australia while 40K stranded Aussies are still locked out of their own country due to arrival caps and quarantine limitations?’ one person tweeted.
‘How essential was his entry?’ Australians are left outraged after Zac Efron’s younger brother Dylan, 29, (left) was able to fly to Sydney while thousands remain stranded overseas
‘Okay so you can travel to Australia all good, but people from NZ can’t even go visit dying relatives?’ a second questioned.
Meanwhile, another asked: ‘Why is [Zac’s] brother able to come in as a non-Aussie and we can’t see our parents for two-three years? Great..’
Australians in a private hotel quarantine group asked the same question, with one woman writing: ‘How essential was his entry?’
How? Since arriving into Sydney, Dylan has been sharing his experience in quarantine to his 607,800 Instagram followers
Not fair! Currently competing mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine, Dylan has left many Aussies outraged with the government for allowing him entry into the country
‘Can someone please explain why Dylan is able to travel to Australia’ one person tweeted
Since arriving into Sydney, Dylan has been sharing his experience in quarantine to his 607,800 Instagram followers.
‘Pretty uneventful day, I got a great workout in which was my goal coming in … I’d say the weirdest thing that has happened is that they keep sending me milk, I don’t really know what to do with all this milk,’ he says in one clip.
‘I also hardly wore clothes today, which felt great but isn’t great if you’re shooting content or because there’s a big office building across from us and I’m sure they all know me by now,’ Dylan said in another.
Last month, the vlogger told BroBible that he had planned a trip Down Under to help produce the second season of Zac’s Netflix series, Down to Earth
Last month, Dylan told BroBible that he had planned a trip Down Under to help produce the second season of Zac’s Netflix series, Down to Earth.
‘Zac’s Netflix show Down to Earth is filming season two, so I’m going to go out and produce that again,’ he said at the time.
It comes as thousands of Australians remain stranded overseas and desperate to come home.
‘Zac’s Netflix show Down to Earth is filming season two, so I’m going to go out and produce that again,’ he said at the time. Pictured: Zac (left) with his brother Dylan (right) and a friend
An Australian Border Force spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au that travel exemptions may be granted for a number of purposes.
‘Stimulating the Australian economy is an important part of post-COVID-19 recovery, which is why the ABF is committed to keeping the economy moving as much as possible, while at the same time ensuring our borders remain strong and protected from the transmission of COVID-19,’ the spokesman said.
On January 8, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the number of permitted international arrivals would be slashed for New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, dashing hopes for the 40,000 Australians languishing in limbo abroad.
The reduction was made in a bid to stamp out the UK’s new mutant strain of COVID that appears more transmissible than the original strain, although numbers of infections have dropped sharply in Britain since.
Location: Zac has been quietly living in the beachside town of Byron Bay since March 2020, after escaping the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S