Man Makes Drastic Escape From Hotel Quarantine Using Bed Sheets Tied To Fourth Floor Window

by : Daniel Richardson on : 20 Jul 2021 17:00
Man Makes Drastic Escape From Hotel Quarantine Using Bed Sheets Tied To Fourth Floor WindowWestern Australia Police Force/Facebook

A man has been arrested after reportedly making an incredible escape from a quarantined hotel in Australia. 

Many people have complained about lockdown restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but few have tried to use outlandish methods to escape quarantine conditions. Nonetheless, this is what one Australian man is said to have done.


Travis Jay Myles, a 39-year-old from Queensland, was arrested after he allegedly fled hotel quarantine in Perth by tying bedsheets together and climbing out of the window.

Myles had landed in Western Australia on a flight from Brisbane on Monday afternoon, July 19, but could not enter Perth. Despite filling out a G2G pass on arrival, the authorities found he did not meet the entry requirements.

COVID escape (WA Police)WA Police

As a result, Myles was taken to a hotel in Rivervale before a scheduled return flight to Queensland the next day. Myles was clearly not impressed with these plans however, and police say he managed to escape the hotel at 12.45am by tying bedsheets together and using them as a rope from his window to climb down.


Eight hours later, officers found Myles on Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley and he has since been charged. Myles returned a negative test result for COVID-19 but was charged with failing to comply with a direction and providing false or misleading information.

Myles escapes from hotel (WA Police)WA Police

Myles faced a court hearing on July 20 via audio link, ABC News reports. The hotel escapee did not apply for bail and will appear in court for a sentence in early August, when his quarantine period will have ended and he can appear in court in person. In the meantime, he will remain in police custody.

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Daniel Richardson

After graduating from university, Dan went on to work with a variety of tech startups and media outlets. These included the likes of The Hook, WhatCulture and Game Rant. Eventually, Dan found a home for his journalism at UNILAD.

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  1. ABC News

    Queensland man escapes hotel quarantine in Perth using bed sheets tied from fourth-floor window, police allege

  2. Western Australia Police Force