Hollywood actor Matt Damon has touched down in NSW to commence 14 days of private quarantine.

The Damon family have been exempt from hotel quarantine to isolate at a private NSW residence at their own expense for two weeks before the actor starts filming the Marvel blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder.

“I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months,” he said in a statement.

“Australian film crews are world renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it.

“Australia definitely is the lucky country, and I can’t wait to show my family Australia’s down to earth people, breathtaking scenery and diverse culture.”

Damon, his wife Luciana Barroso and their three daughters will undergo standardised COVID testing under the direction of the NSW government’s COVID-19 quarantine program.

Thor: Love and Thunder, which also stars Natalie Portman and Christian Bale, is filming in Australia and is expected to spend a total of $178 million, create up to 2,500 jobs and use the services of around 1,650 businesses.

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