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Paul Hogan, 81, to board ‘a plane home from Los Angeles at any moment’


Paul Hogan, 81, to board ‘a plane home from LA at any moment’ as the NSW government prepares to remove 14-day hotel quarantine requirement


Vaccinated travellers who test negative for Covid-19 before flying into New South Wales will be spared 14 days in hotel quarantine from next month.

And it comes as welcome news to Paul Hogan, who is ready to board ‘a plane home at any moment’ from Los Angeles to Sydney, reports New Idea.

‘He’s itching for a big return,’ a source said of the Crocodile Dundee star.

 Homecoming: Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan, 81, is ready to board ‘a plane home at any moment’ from LA to Sydney, reports New Idea. Pictured on January 25, 2020, in Beverly Hills

The actor, 81, has previously expressed a strong desire to return to his homeland. 

Hogan moved to the United States permanently in 2005, after growing up in Granville in Sydney’s western suburbs. 

He wants to return to Australia to escape Los Angeles, but has said he couldn’t possibly survive two weeks of hotel quarantine.

‘I can’t wait for this stupid disease to go away so I can get out,’ Hogan revealed on the News Corp podcast Evenin’ Viewers last October.

‘I’m like a kangaroo in a Russian zoo – I don’t belong here.’   

Hoges' homecoming: 'He's itching for a big return,' a source told the magazine

 Hoges’ homecoming: ‘He’s itching for a big return,’ a source told the magazine

Crisis: Hogan lives in the once-elite beachside suburb of Venice, where a sudden increase in homelessness has resulted in a terrifying crime wave

Crisis: Hogan lives in the once-elite beachside suburb of Venice, where a sudden increase in homelessness has resulted in a terrifying crime wave

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced last Friday he was making it easier for Australians abroad to return home.

Sydney’s is the first Australian international airport to reopen because NSW has the highest vaccination rate of any state. 

During an interview with Sunrise earlier this year, a glum-looking Hogan spoke about his miserable life in crime-ravaged LA during the coronavirus pandemic.

He revealed he was ‘desperate’ to return to Australia and leave his life in America behind.

‘I am desperately homesick,’ he said during a video chat from his home in LA’s Venice Beach neighbourhood.

Escape plan: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet (pictured) announced last Friday he was making it easier for Australians abroad to return home

Escape plan: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet (pictured) announced last Friday he was making it easier for Australians abroad to return home

'Desperate': During an interview with Sunrise earlier this year, a glum-looking Hogan spoke about his miserable life in crime-ravaged LA during the coronavirus pandemic

‘Desperate’: During an interview with Sunrise earlier this year, a glum-looking Hogan spoke about his miserable life in crime-ravaged LA during the coronavirus pandemic

According to figures from the Los Angeles Police Department provided to the Venice Neighbourhood Council, the violent robberies in the neighbourhood are up 177 per cent from last year.

The same period has also seen a 162 per cent increase in cases of assault with a deadly weapon involving a homeless person. 

When asked how he was coping with Los Angeles’ recent crime wave, Hogan simply said he ‘doesn’t go anywhere’.

Concerns: Residents around the famed Venice boardwalk are demanding action from the authorities saying it has been turned into a large, 'dangerous' homeless encampment and has been hit by a spate of violent incidents

Concerns: Residents around the famed Venice boardwalk are demanding action from the authorities saying it has been turned into a large, ‘dangerous’ homeless encampment and has been hit by a spate of violent incidents

Staying put: When asked how he was coping with Los Angeles' recent crime wave, Hogan simply said he 'doesn't go anywhere'

Staying put: When asked how he was coping with Los Angeles’ recent crime wave, Hogan simply said he ‘doesn’t go anywhere’

‘[I’m] bored in lockdown, and the minute I can get on the plane without being locked in a hotel for two weeks, I’m back,’ he said.

He joked with Sunrise hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr that he ‘wouldn’t survive’ hotel quarantine.

‘My son [Chance, 22] would have to be with me… we’d strangle each other,’ he said.

Tough cookie: He joked with Sunrise hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr that he 'wouldn't survive' hotel quarantine. Pictured in the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee

Tough cookie: He joked with Sunrise hosts David Koch and Natalie Barr that he ‘wouldn’t survive’ hotel quarantine. Pictured in the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee

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