Updated: Dec 13, 2020
It’s been rumored for a while now (and all but confirmed by the appearance of a koala on the GOTY 2021 launch event invite) that the next Girl of the Year, Kira Bailey, will travel to Australia. But due to the current pandemic, a lot of travel is on hold. So I did some research and found that within the current circumstances, Kira couldn‘t go to Australia.
According to Australian and American government websites, Australia has closed their borders to international guests (such as Kira) indefinitely. Normally, this would mean that the Girl of the Year 2021 books couldn’t happen in real life.
However, there is an exception to this rule. If Kira has an immediate family member (like a sibling or a parent) that lives in Australia, she and her family can apply for an exemption. They would have to quarantine for 14 days, but they’d still be able to go to Australia.
What do you think about this?