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    Flights & International Cap Levels

    The process on Perth airport (roughly, maybe weong order od things): Everyone from 1 flight gets in line, gets a new mask, sanitise hands. They measure temperature and ask you some health questions. Then passport check as usual. Get your baggage. Interview with police and/or show your G2G pass (I think this is WA specific). Baggage check. Get assigned a seat until everyone in your flight is on a seat. Then in groups you walk (with your baggage on a trolley) to the bus. Chuck your baggage in there and have a seat. When everyone is in the bus, the next group will walk to the next bus. i hated this part. Because I was in the first bus, had to wait for 45 minutes somehow before the second bus was filled. It was 36 degrees outside and I was sitting in the sun. No aircon could cool me down enough. When all buses are ready, it's escorted to the hotel by police. At the hotel you get off the bbu, walk into the hotel. Check in and you walk to your room. Which is your home for the next 2 weeks. You get C19 tested within 48 hours and on day 12. Nurse calls you a few times a week. Food is put in a bag in front of your room and you can leave the bag with waste when you are done. You cam have groceries delivered (coles.com.au or whoolworths.com.au). Exactly 2 weeks after landing (if you land at 2.32pm you can leave at 2.32pm) you can go.
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    Living in or around Kinross

    And you can't do that in Perth (or more specificaly the Kinross area) you reckon?? Edit: we've looked at buying a property in Kinross. Ended up buying in Beldon. We now live in Wanneroo (south), so close to oceannreef road basically. We like it here, it has everything we need closeby. Wife works in Joondalup, I work at home and can drive outside of peak traffic to clients. Scarborough beach for a surf at 20 min away in the weekend. Pinjarra motorcycle area at 20 min away, plenty of restaurants within 20 minutes radius. Things to do with the kids, a great little estate we live in with a fabulous street where we have a street get together every couple of weeks. We walk our daughter to daycare, the playground, etc. But other than that we take the car.
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    Singapore or Qatar

    Ah one subtle addition. That was only on my trip from Europe to Perth. From Perth to Europe 3 weeks earlier, I could freely roam around. Alrhough a lot was closed.
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    Flights & International Cap Levels

    The aussie government's intention is to bring australians home before christmas. I reckon that will relief some of the pressure after christmas. Combine that eith your intention to book business class and I reckon you're set. Never 100% guarantee. But quite safe I reckon. I flew back a week and a half ago. Economy class got cancelled in 2 days. Business class went through without hassle.
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    Singapore or Qatar

    You can't visit anything due to covid19. You are directed to a designated area where you have to stay.
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    Flights to Perth

    Awesome man, enjoy time with your family and welcome to Perth.
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    Flights to Perth

    Wow, interesting start of your new life in a hotel hah. It will get better mate. Two more days and then you can work on starting to build your new life. You've got an airbnb lined up? The food is so, so. Not too bad though imho. Which hotel are you in? I'm in Novotel Murray street. I can leave on Tuesday. I reckon quarantine was quite easy for me. Had to catch up with work and what better place to do it than being locked up in a room getting food delivered
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    Flights to Perth

    I am in quarantine as we speak as well. Quite impressed with the good process they have in place. Took me a bit less time to het to the hotel, 3 hours or so. @palaceboy1, you have just migrated to here? That is an interesting first experience. Good luck as a new resident when you get out.
  9. I am scheduled to fly next monday business class Amsterdam to Perth with singapore airlines. Around 6k, so heaps cheaper than first class. Other than that I have no advice, just hoping I can get back to my family who are in Perth
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    Anybody instantly regret the move back?

    We ping ponged. I was in a bad place both in AU and my home country. Went back to AU after a year and settled since then. I think it helped to go back and live there for a year, but then again, the main problem was that I was not doing well mentally. Even if you could, going for a holiday wouldn't help you. You have to live there for at least a while to experience if that is it for you. During a holiday everything is better.
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    Flights to Perth

    It is an assumption, but they may make more from quarantine passengers than from the super low booking rate they have from tourists.
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    Flights to Perth

    Yeah, that's even worse. I have received an exemption to fly out because of compassionate reasons. At the same time that darn government causes that I can't go back. Either I won't see my dying mum anymore or I miss the birth of my child and leave my wife all alone while we already have a toddler running around. Well done Aussie government, well thought out.
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    Flights to Perth

    One person per row or geck even one row empty between, unless family, then they can sit in the same row. Would make a huge difference already.
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    Flights to Perth

    There are a lot of hotels almost empty, a lot of people without jobs and a lot of people who would like to come home and accept quarantine. Sounds like 1+1+1 to me?
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    Flights to Perth

    All that staff you talk about rather has work than no work. So be mindful of them and let people fly. On top of that, there are stories or economy class only having 1 person sitting there in the entire section! The numbers can be bumped up much more while still plenty of room for social distancing and safe handling imho.