Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray returns to Australia as she reunites with her parents

04 May 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is returning with her family in Australia as she shared the happy news through social media on Tuesday. In a picture taken inside an airplane, Catriona explained that after several tries, she was finally cleared to travel to Australia.

“After countless rescheduled flights, two flight cancelations, swab tests, stress, applications and waiting… I’m finally on my way to see my parents for the first time in one and a half years,” Catriona wrote.

Catriona, in an emotional post, also recalled her promise that she made to herself after she won Miss Universe 2018 which was to visit her dad atleast four times a year. Unfortunately, she couldn’t do it because of the covid-19 pandemic.



“It’s always been a fear of mine, having an older father, of not having enough time with him. I don’t want to one day be full of regret for not having given time to one of the most important people in my life. I’m so emotional writing this,” she added.

Since March 2020, Australia closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents, only permitting limited international flights for citizens returning from abroad. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on April 18 that they are in no hurry to reopen its international borders and risk the country’s nearly coronavirus-free lifestyle.