Emotional Peter Andre reveals he is begging Australian Embassy to allow him home to see sick elderly parents
PETER Andre revealed he's begged the Australian Embassy to allow him to fly home to see sick elderly parents.
The hitmaker has been left devastated by travel restrictions Down Under, which state entry to the country is closed, except for Australian citizens, including dual citizens, permanent residents or those with an exemption.
Upon entry into the country, travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days in a government-allocated hotel or other designated accommodation, regardless of whether they have tested positive for Covid-19.
Despite his Aussie accent, the Mysterious Girl singer holds UK citizenship after he was born in Harrow, England and later moved to Australia with his parents aged six.
Now sharing his hope for 2021, Peter explained that its his "number one priority" to visit his father Savvas, 87, and mother Thea, 85, in Oz this year.
The TV star added that he's been in touch with the Australian Embassy in bid to get out quicker but he currently doesn't "fit the criteria".
Writing in his new! magazine column, he said: "My number one priority this year is to go and see my mum and dad in Australia, as I miss them too much.
"I'm anxiously awaiting the borders opening as it's been upsetting not seeing them, especially as my mum isn't very well.
"I actually contacted the Australian Embassy because there are special circumstances whereby family members can fly over, but sadly I don't fit the criteria."
In August, Peter said he was devastated at being banned from visiting his sick parents in Australia.
At the time, the 47-year-old shared his worry about not being able to see his mother and father who are struggling with their health.
He told Good Morning Britain: "I don't want to take away from people here who weren't allowed to see their parents two miles away.
"The problem for us is that even though some restrictions are being lifted here, you can't go to Australia.
"If you were to go you would have to quarantine for two weeks somewhere else, you wouldn't be able to be with your parents, so it's a really difficult time now," he continued.
"My family always say that whatever job I was doing, wherever I was in the world if anything happened they said I would get on the next flight, but we can't do that. We can't go home.
"Mum isn't well and dad isn't well. They're 87 and 85. It's really tough.
"My brother is watching from Cyprus, we want to get there [to Australia]. it's tough that you just can't get on that plane."
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