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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban SLAMMED for skipping hotel quarantine as they enjoy a stroll at estate

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were seen walking hand in hand on the grounds of their $6.5million estate in the Southern Highlands on Monday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, the Tennessee-based couple and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, had flown into Sydney, where they were granted special permission by the NSW Government to self-isolate at home instead of staying at a quarantine hotel for two weeks.

After news of the exception made headlines, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seem to affect ordinary people, and not the rich and famous.

Avoiding hotel quarantine: Nicole Kidman, 53, and Keith Urban, 52, walked hand-in-hand with one of their daughters during a stroll on the grounds of their $6.5million estate in the Southern Highlands on Monday afternoon

Permission: The pair were given special treatment to self-isolate at home instead of staying at a quarantine hotel for two weeks upon their arrival in Australia from the U.S. earlier on in the day [Pictured is Nicole]

Permission: The pair were given special treatment to self-isolate at home instead of staying at a quarantine hotel for two weeks upon their arrival in Australia from the U.S. earlier on in the day [Pictured is Nicole]

Movie star Nicole, 53, protected herself from the winter chill in a long black padded jacket, complete with a beanie and faux-fur lined boots.

Keith, 52, wore a khaki jacket and casual track pants as he sauntered along with his wife and one of his daughters.

The family appeared happy and relaxed as they walked through their idyllic Sutton Forest farm to their sprawling mansion.

The A-list couple, who flew from Tennessee to Sydney via private jet, were granted permission by the New South Wales Government to self-isolate at home instead of staying at a quarantine hotel for two weeks.

However, their ability to head straight home following a long-haul flight during a global pandemic divided their fanbase.

Back at home: Movie star Nicole protected herself from the winter chill in a long black padded jacket, complete with a beanie and faux-fur lined boots

Back at home: Movie star Nicole protected herself from the winter chill in a long black padded jacket, complete with a beanie and faux-fur lined boots

Family time: Keith wore a khaki jacket and casual track pants as he sauntered along with his wife and one of his daughters

Family time: Keith wore a khaki jacket and casual track pants as he sauntered along with his wife and one of his daughters

Here they come! Security guards kept a watchful eye on the two parked just inside their gates community

Here they come! Security guards kept a watchful eye on the two parked just inside their gates community 

Idyllic: The family will now be required to spend the next two weeks at their Sutton Forest farm as well as their sprawling mansion

Idyllic: The family will now be required to spend the next two weeks at their Sutton Forest farm as well as their sprawling mansion 

One person on social media fumed: ‘This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong! If we all have to do it and no one is getting exemptions then EVERYONE should have to do it! And they wonder why people start breaking the rules.

‘Two different sets of laws one for the rich and powerful and one for the ordinary person’, said one person, while another asked: ‘Why special treatment ????’

However, others said if the pair stayed at home for two weeks, they didn’t see a problem.

‘This is right decision. Have own property, why not. Both deserve little credit for promoting Australia every day. And both said every day of the life its proud Australian. Important the respect 14 days self isolation. Welcome home.’

‘Why is everyone carrying on?? They are isolating at home just not at a hotel so what if they are stars they still have to isolate away from everyone.’

Rules: The A-list couple, who flew from Tennessee to Sydney via private jet, were granted permission by the New South Wales Government to self-isolate at home instead of staying at a quarantine hotel for two weeks

Rules: The A-list couple, who flew from Tennessee to Sydney via private jet, were granted permission by the New South Wales Government to self-isolate at home instead of staying at a quarantine hotel for two weeks

Divisive: The famous couple's ability to head straight home following a long-haul flight during a global pandemic divided their fanbase

Divisive: The famous couple’s ability to head straight home following a long-haul flight during a global pandemic divided their fanbase

'So wrong!' However, Australian residents have been left none too pleased about their 'unfair' exemption to the COVID-19 travel rules, stating that rich or poor, everyone should have to follow the same guidelines

‘So wrong!’ However, Australian residents have been left none too pleased about their ‘unfair’ exemption to the COVID-19 travel rules, stating that rich or poor, everyone should have to follow the same guidelines

‘I don’t see why people are tripping out, as long as they quarantine what and where does it matter the place they do it.’

Unlike the vast majority of travellers who must stay in state-approved hotels, Nicole and Keith were allowed to head straight to their $6.5million mansion in the Southern Highlands.

Despite being granted this exception, the pair must still spend 14 days at home in accordance with Australia’s coronavirus rules.

The couple were joined on the flight by their two daughters, Sunday Rose, 12, and Faith Margaret, nine.

According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’.

Set on a sprawling 45 hectares, Nicole and Keith’s Southern Highlands estate boasts traditional sandstone verandahs, pressed metal ceilings, a grand carved cedar staircase and 10 original marble fireplaces. 

'Why are people tripping out?"However, others said if the pair stayed at home for two weeks, they didn't see a problem

‘Why are people tripping out?”However, others said if the pair stayed at home for two weeks, they didn’t see a problem

Regulations: Despite being granted this exception, the pair must still spend 14 days at home in accordance with Australia's coronavirus rules

Regulations: Despite being granted this exception, the pair must still spend 14 days at home in accordance with Australia’s coronavirus rules

Exemption: According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are 'strong medical, health or compassionate grounds'

Exemption: According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’

Wow: Set on a sprawling 45 hectares, Nicole and Keith's Southern Highlands estate boasts traditional sandstone verandahs, pressed metal ceilings, a grand carved cedar staircase and 10 original marble fireplaces

Wow: Set on a sprawling 45 hectares, Nicole and Keith’s Southern Highlands estate boasts traditional sandstone verandahs, pressed metal ceilings, a grand carved cedar staircase and 10 original marble fireplaces

Renovations: Since buying the property, Keith and Nicole have installed an 18-metre swimming pool, a gym and a full-sized tennis court

Renovations: Since buying the property, Keith and Nicole have installed an 18-metre swimming pool, a gym and a full-sized tennis court

Privacy: The home is also surrounded by large grass mounds to block out prying eyes

Privacy: The home is also surrounded by large grass mounds to block out prying eyes

Poll

Should Nicole and Keith get special treatment?

  • No. Everyone should be treated the same 1214 votes
  • Yes. They’re helping the local film industry 278 votes

Since buying the property, Keith and Nicole have installed an 18-metre swimming pool, a gym and a full-sized tennis court. The home is also surrounded by large grass mounds to block out prying eyes.     

The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia. 

The production, based on the 2018 novel by Liane Moriarty, will reportedly inject $100million into the struggling local film industry by creating hundreds of jobs.  

Strict COVID-19 restrictions are in place, according to local news reports, and production is based out of Nicole and Keith Urban’s Southern Highlands home.

Cast and crew members flying from overseas or interstate will be made to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days upon their arrival in NSW.

Nicole and her fellow producers will also be responsible for paying all medical and security costs.

Stardom: The couple's arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia

Stardom: The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia

Industry boost: The production, based on the 2018 novel by Liane Moriarty, will reportedly inject $100million into the struggling local film industry by creating hundreds of jobs

Industry boost: The production, based on the 2018 novel by Liane Moriarty, will reportedly inject $100million into the struggling local film industry by creating hundreds of jobs

Precaution: Cast and crew members flying from overseas or interstate will be made to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days upon their arrival in NSW

Precaution: Cast and crew members flying from overseas or interstate will be made to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days upon their arrival in NSW

Assistance: Nicole and her fellow producers will also be responsible for paying all medical and security costs

Assistance: Nicole and her fellow producers will also be responsible for paying all medical and security costs

The limited series is being produced by Nicole’s production company, Blossom Films, alongside Big Little Lies collaborators Bruna Papandrea and David E. Kelley.   

Nicole will also star in the show with the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto.  

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, the Oscar winner said she was ‘thrilled’ to be able to inject new life into the local film industry.  

‘It is a great opportunity for me to give back to the community that nurtured me through so much of my career,’ she said.

The series will tell the story of nine stressed-out urbanites who escape to a wellness retreat run by Nicole’s character. 

Filming will begin on August 10 and will run for 19 weeks.

No hotel quarantine for us! Nicole and Keith (pictured at the Golden Globes in January) were given special treatment upon their return to Australia from the U.S. on Monday

No hotel quarantine for us! Nicole and Keith (pictured at the Golden Globes in January) were given special treatment upon their return to Australia from the U.S. on Monday

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