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Why stars are fleeing corona-stricken US for a better life in Australia

PHOTO: Australia has become inundated with Hollywood stars making their home Down Under, either permanently or temporarily, over the past year. 

Australia has become inundated with Hollywood stars making their home Down Under, either permanently or temporarily, over the past year.

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging in the United States, a slew of productions have shifted operations to largely coronavirus-free regions of Australia.

While some stars are racing to Oz for work, others have moved to the region in the hopes of enjoying a safer lifestyle for themselves and their families.

Down Under: Australia has become inundated with Hollywood stars making their home Down Under, either permanently or temporarily, over the past year. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging in the United States, a slew of productions have shifted operations to largely coronavirus-free regions of Australia. Pictured: Sacha Baron Cohen and his Australian wife, Isla Fisher

Down Under: Australia has become inundated with Hollywood stars making their home Down Under, either permanently or temporarily, over the past year. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging in the United States, a slew of productions have shifted operations to largely coronavirus-free regions of Australia. Pictured: Sacha Baron Cohen and his Australian wife, Isla Fisher

The most recent transplants are funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Isla Fisher, who appear to have relocated from Los Angeles to Australia for good in the past month.

The Borat star, 49, and the Wedding Crashers actress, 44, have taken the major and seemingly permanent step of enrolling their children at a school in Sydney, which happens to be the city where they first met back in 2002.

Last week, Isla was spotted picking up her children from their new school after working on her laptop at a nearby café.

Sacha and Isla, who tied the knot in 2010, share three children together.

Until recently, the notoriously private family were living in Los Angeles.

But after filming wrapped on Sacha’s latest mockumentary, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, it’s unclear if he has any more work in the pipeline in Los Angeles – particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Isla, who was raised in Perth from the age of six, has always dreamed of bringing up her children in Australia.

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