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Matt Damon leaves Australia with his daughters and catches a commercial flight home

Hollywood star Matt Damon spent six months living in Australia with his family, where he filmed a role in the latest Thor installment.

And on Monday, the 50-year-old actor was spotted catching a commercial flight back home to the US with his daughters.

The Bourne Identity star appeared in good spirits as he made his way through Sydney Airport ahead of the flight, after having used a private jet to get to Sydney from Byron Bay. 

Jetting home: On Monday, Matt Damon was pictured leaving Australia with his daughters and catching a commercial flight home to the US after six months living Down Under

Matt cut a relaxed and casual figure in a pair of jeans and rugged up against the chill in a white sweater. 

He pulled his own baggage through the terminal and covered up his face with a cap and a face mask, abiding by the strict new face mask rules in Sydney amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

Inside the international terminal, Matt checked into an American Airlines flight.

Casual: Matt cut a relaxed and casual figure in a pair of jeans and rugged up against the chill in a white sweater

Casual: Matt cut a relaxed and casual figure in a pair of jeans and rugged up against the chill in a white sweater

Safety first: He pulled his own baggage through the terminal and covered up with a cap and a face mask, abiding by the strict new face mask rules in Sydney amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown

Safety first: He pulled his own baggage through the terminal and covered up with a cap and a face mask, abiding by the strict new face mask rules in Sydney amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown

Safety first: He pulled his own baggage through the terminal and covered up with a cap and a face mask, abiding by the strict new face mask rules in Sydney amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown

Feeling patriotic? Inside the international terminal, Matt checked into an American Airlines flight

Feeling patriotic? Inside the international terminal, Matt checked into an American Airlines flight

At one point, he happily posed for a photograph with a woman who appeared to be a flight attendant or airport staffer.

Sydney is currently at the start of a two week lockdown, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New South Wales recorded 18 new locally transmitted Covid cases Monday.

There are fears the outbreak could carry on growing with thousands exposed.

One for the fans: At one point, he happily posed for a photograph with a woman who appeared to be a flight attendant

One for the fans: At one point, he happily posed for a photograph with a woman who appeared to be a flight attendant

Long-haul flights: The Bourne Identity star appeared in good spirits as he made his way through Sydney Airport ahead of the flight, after having used a private jet to get to Sydney from Byron Bay

Long-haul flights: The Bourne Identity star appeared in good spirits as he made his way through Sydney Airport ahead of the flight, after having used a private jet to get to Sydney from Byron Bay

Lockdown: Sydney is currently at the start of a two week lockdown, amid the coronavirus pandemic

Lockdown: Sydney is currently at the start of a two week lockdown, amid the coronavirus pandemic

Saying goodbye: Matt and his daughters hugged a man as they got dropped off at the terminal

Saying goodbye: Matt and his daughters hugged a man as they got dropped off at the terminal

Restrictions now in place in the Northern Territory, WA, Queensland and NSW.

Other states have shut their borders to keep the virus out as clusters grow. 

Matt and his wife Luciana Barroso, 45, and their daughters Isabella, 15, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10, first jetted to Australia in January, so Matt could film his role in the upcoming Thor installment, Thor: Love and Thunder. 

Hollywood star life: Matt and his wife Luciana Barroso, 45, and their daughters Isabella, 15, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10, first jetted to Australia in January, so Matt could film his role in the upcoming Thor installment, Thor: Love and Thunder

Hollywood star life: Matt and his wife Luciana Barroso, 45, and their daughters Isabella, 15, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10, first jetted to Australia in January, so Matt could film his role in the upcoming Thor installment, Thor: Love and Thunder

It was reported earlier this month that filming had wrapped. 

The film, directed by Taika Waititi, also stars the likes of Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Melissa McCarthy and Sam Neill. 

When he first jetted Down Under, where he underwent a mandatory 14-day quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, Matt said he was ‘so excited’ to be in Australia.

New role: It was reported earlier this month that filming had wrapped. The film, directed by Taika Waititi, also stars the likes of Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Melissa McCarthy and Sam Neill

New role: It was reported earlier this month that filming had wrapped. The film, directed by Taika Waititi, also stars the likes of Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Melissa McCarthy and Sam Neill

No star treatment: When he first jetted Down Under, where he underwent a mandatory 14-day quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, Matt said he was 'so excited' to be in Australia

No star treatment: When he first jetted Down Under, where he underwent a mandatory 14-day quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, Matt said he was ‘so excited’ to be in Australia

‘I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months,’ Matt said.

‘Australian film crews are world renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it.’ 

He added: ‘Australia definitely is the lucky country.’

The Good Will Hunting actor thanked the New South Wales and Australian Government for the ‘enormous support’ regarding his entry into the country. 

In May meanwhile, Matt reportedly donated $10,000 to a domestic violence charity as he made a surprise appearance at a luncheon in Brisbane to raise funds. 

According to The Courier Mail, Matt and his wife Luciana attended the lunch to learn more on the issues surrounding coercive control. 

A good cause: In May meanwhile, Matt reportedly donated $10,000 to a domestic violence charity as he made a surprise appearance at a luncheon in Brisbane to raise funds

A good cause: In May meanwhile, Matt reportedly donated $10,000 to a domestic violence charity as he made a surprise appearance at a luncheon in Brisbane to raise funds


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