As Olympic swimmers from around the world are leaving Tokyo to return home to meet friends and family, the Australian team has a two-week quarantine ahead of them.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to keep gatherings to a minimum, departures and arrivals from the Olympic Games have been staggered. Athletes must leave Tokyo within 48 hours of their last race.
The Australian swimming team, 20 total medals at the Tokyo Games, arrived in Howard Springs. Here they will spend two weeks in quarantine before being able to reunite with friends and family.
L’executive chief dell’Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Matt Carroll he said:
“The team is vaccinated and they have been tested every day at the games. However, like any returning Australian, they will remain in quarantine for 14 days. They will undergo regular testing in accordance with the requirements of each state and territory. (7 News Australia)
“The return of the team and the quarantine have been an integral part of our planning for these Games.”
Currently, Australia is managing the pandemic by closing its borders. Only Australian citizens, residents, their families and travelers with exemptions can enter the country.
Among Australia’s various successes in Tokyo, Emma McKeon became the first Australian in history to win four golds in a single edition of the Games.
Zac Stubblety-Cook took gold in the men’s 200m breaststroke. Ariarne Titmus takes home the women’s 200/400 freestyle brace. Kaylee McKeown returns to Australia with gold in the women’s 100 and 200 backstrokes.