Boris Johnson pleads with Australia to let England travel with family

Boris Johnson pleads with Australian prime minister to allow England cricketers to travel with their families for upcoming Ashes tour and reveals he has promised to ‘come back with a solution’

  • England are concerned they could be without family for months on Ashes tour 
  • Australia have strict quarantine rules and are currently unwilling to relax them 
  • Prime minister Boris Johnson has held talks with Australia PM Scott Morrison
  • He revealed his counterpart has vowed to do his best and come up with solution 

Boris Johnson has asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to ease travel restrictions so England players’ families can travel down under for the Ashes this winter.

Several England stars are wavering over the trip, as they may be away from their families for up to three months.

If Australia does not relax its Covid travel rules, some of the touring party would not see their families from the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE next month until the end of the Ashes in mid-January.

Boris Johnson has asked Australia PM Scott Morrison to ease its current Covid travel rules

England are currently set to face months without family ahead of their upcoming Ashes tour

Johnson intervened at his White House summit with Morrison and US President Joe Biden this week.

‘I raised it and (Morrison) said he was going to do his best with the families,’ said Johnson.

‘It’s very tough to be away from their families for so long over Christmas. He merely undertook to go away and come back with a solution.’

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