Qld man charged over bedsheet escape from hotel quarantine

A Queensland man has been charged after allegedly escaping from hotel quarantine in Perth using bedsheets.

The 39-year-old was caught climbing out the window of the fourth-floor room using a rope made of bedsheets just after midnight yesterday (July 20).

Western Australia Police say the man arrived on a flight from Brisbane around 4.15 pm on Monday, July 19, but had allegedly failed to complete a G2G pass prior to arrival.


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He was then directed to leave WA within 48 hours because his application didn’t satisfy any exemption categories under restrictions for Queensland.

He was made to temporarily quarantine overnight before he could fly out, that’s when he made his alleged escape at around 12.45 am.

Officers eventually found him just before 9.00 am in Mt. Lawley, where he was arrested.

He’s now been charged with failing to comply with a Covid direction and providing false/misleading information.

He’ll front court today and has so far tested negative for Covid-19.