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Tell Us Why You Agree Or Disagree With Australia's Indefinite Travel Ban

With no end to the border closures in sight, Australia is increasingly being referred to as "Prison Island".

Whether you agree or disagree with Australia’s strict approach to COVID-19, there’s no denying that we have enjoyed a certain degree of "success" when compared to much of the world.

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At the time of publish, we have had a total of only 30,000 infections and less than 1000 deaths across the country.

There are countless TikToks, tweets, Insta-brags and a general air of smugness from Aussies sharing a glimpse at what life looks like where "COVID isn't a thing".

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From left to right: A stadium full of NRL fans in Sydney on May 9; Pub revellers enjoy a game of two-up for ANZAC Day on April 25; Tina Arena fans attend a concert in Brisbane on May 2.

But while we were once applauded and even envied for our strict, no-nonsense policies, now the Australian government is increasingly being criticised for their perceived failings.

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From the delayed vaccine rollout, to the hotel quarantine failings and the recent threat to jail citizens returning home from India, critics are now labelling some of Australia's rules as "racist" and "a breach of human rights."

One of the most hotly-debated topics remains Australia's seemingly endless travel ban — that is, the hard border closure that prevents any permanent resident or citizen from leaving the country.

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Yep, there's seriously no way out except under very rare exemptions, or via the exclusive travel bubble that's recently opened up between us and New Zealand.

For a lot of Aussies, this closure has simply meant the end of international holidays and the mourning of thrice-annual trips to drink Bintangs in Bali. But for many more, it has signalled a painful, physical severing from loved ones living abroad — and one that has no end-date in sight.

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Families reunite in Sydney Airport, following the opening of the trans-Tasman travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia.

So, we want to know: What does Australia's travel ban mean to you?

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If you hate it or support it or simply don't understand it — tell us how you feel and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.