Aussies infuriated as Zac Efron's brother enters the country

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Zac Efron's younger brother Dylan has sparked huge backlash after revealing he's in hotel quarantine after flying into Australia from the US over the weekend.

Social media is infuriated the star's brother is completing mandatory hotel quarantine when so many stranded Australians have been left unable to do so due to caps on arrival numbers and quarantine limits.

Zac Efron with younger brother Dylan
Zac Efron's younger brother Dylan has sparked huge backlash after revealing he's in hotel quarantine after flying in from the US over the weekend, despite thousands of Australians still being stranded overseas. Photo: Instagram/Zac Efron

"Can someone please explain why Dylan Efron is able to travel to Australia while 40K stranded Aussies are still locked out of their own country due to arrival caps and quarantine limitations?" one user tweeted. "What a joke."

"Okay so you can travel to Australia all good, but people from NZ can't even go visit dying relatives?" another wrote.

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"Why is [Zac's] brother able to come in as a non-Aussie and we can't see our parents for two-three years? Great..," someone else added.

Others questioned why wealth and fame should override health advice and restrictions that others are forced to live by.

In a hotel quarantine group, one user questioned: "How essential was his entry?"

Tweets about Dylan Efron
Many Aussies have taken to Twitter to share their anger over Dylan's ability to enter the country ahead of stranded citizens. Photo: Twitter

Dylan is reportedly in the country to help produce season two of Zac's Netflix series Down To Earth.

"Zac's Netflix show Down to Earth is filming season two, so I'm going to go out and produce that again," he told BroBible.

The 29-year-old has kept his followers updated with his hotel quarantine experience.

"Pretty uneventful day, I got a great workout in which was my goal coming in," he said in a video. "I'd say the weirdest thing that has happened is that they keep sending me milk, I don't really know what to do with all this milk."

"I also hardly wore clothes today, which felt great but isn't great if you're shooting content or because there's a big office building across from us and I'm sure they all know me by now," he said in another video.

Dylan poses with brother Zac Efron for a selfie
Dylan is reportedly in the country to help produce season two of Zac's Netflix series Down To Earth. Photo: Instagram/Zac Efron

There are currently thousands of Aussies who are stranded overseas and unable to come home.

An Australian Border Force spokesperson told 7News that travel exemptions are granted for a number of reasons.

"Stimulating the Australian economy is an important part of post-COVID-19 recovery, which is why the ABF is committed to keeping the economy moving as much as possible, while at the same time ensuring our borders remain strong and protected from the transmission of COVID-19," they said.

On January 8, it was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that the number of international arrivals would be slashed for New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia in a bid to stop the spread of the UK's mutant strain of Covid.

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