Hopkins was DEPORTED from Australia after “JOKING” about breaching quarantine rules and calling Covid lockdowns the “greatest hoax in human history.”
The British columnist flew to Australia last week for an appearance on Big Brother. After the commentator quipped about flouting quarantine rules from her hotel in Sydney – she was dropped by Channel 7 and had her visa CANCELED by the Federal Govt.
Police said she had been fined A$1,000 (£537; US$737) for not wearing a face mask, and was escorted to the airport to be sent back to the UK
Australia closed its borders in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, preventing many citizens outside the country from returning. The policy has prolonged family separations.
But dozens of celebrities, sports stars and others with exemptions have been able to bypass the rule.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said the decision to allow Ms Hopkins to enter the country had been made by the New South Wales state government “on the basis of potential benefit to the economy”.