Australia has threatened to deport backpackers who break Covid rules, after hundreds of people were spotted partying on a Sydney beach on Christmas Day.
Hordes of young people were filmed singing and dancing on Bronte Beach, in breach of regulations, with videos then shared on social media. A number of the crowd were believed to be British.
Officials labelled the event “absolutely appalling”.
It comes as Sydney battles a new outbreak after months of no local cases. The re-appearance of the virus prompted new restrictions being imposed on the city, including clampdowns on holiday gatherings.