British tourists were left shocked after the UK abruptly imposed a two-week coronavirus quarantine on all travellers arriving from Spain on Saturday night, but it seems Rita Ora isn’t letting the new restrictions ruin her holiday.
The 29-year-old uploaded a photo of herself wearing a barely-there bikini on a yacht in Ibiza, having a great time with friends despite thousands of frustrated travellers slamming the new rules, which came into effect so suddenly that they had no time to dodge them.
Rita meanwhile proved she wasn’t bothered by the new rules, uploading a new series of three snaps to her Instagram, showing her wearing a purple bandeau bikini top and hot pink bikini bottoms.
“When she think she cute but her nose is burnt,” she captioned the photos.
If she plans to return to the UK, she will need to quarantine for two weeks after her jaunt abroad.
The singer’s trip comes just months after she came under fire for appearing to violate coronavirus restrictions in the UK back in April.
The singer stayed in a rented holiday home in the UK town of The Cotswolds, on a pre-booked getaway to work on her album.
The Sun reported that Rita’s agent said she arrived on March 21 before the Prime Minister officially called for people to stay at their primary residence, and though the trip may have fallen under work, angry locals took to social media groups to complain.
Locals reported spotting the singer out on bike rides with friends, and one even said heavy-handed security scared her child as she walked near the property on a public footpath.
“Surely she should respect the rules and have stayed in f****** London?” one local wrote on a community Facebook page.
UK to quarantine travellers from Spain
The UK announced their quarantine decision over the weekend, In a dramatic and sudden reversal to the opening of the European continent to tourism, after months of lockdown.
All travellers arriving in the United Kingdom from Spain will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days to ensure they do not spread the coronavirus.
The quarantine requirement took effect from midnight on Saturday, making it almost impossible for travellers to avoid it by rushing home.
The measures will deal a major blow to Spain which is trying to recoup its tourism season after the sector took a battering from COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions earlier in the year.
It will also hit airlines and travel companies struggling to get back to business.
"Spain will be removed from the list of countries exempt from quarantine requirements due to an increased number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last few days," Scotland's government said in a statement on Sunday.
"The decision, also made by the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland and Wales as well as the UK government, has been made to reduce the risk of the transmission of the virus by those travelling from Spain," it added.
A Spanish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Spain "respects decisions of the United Kingdom" and was in touch with the authorities there, adding that there were localised, isolated and controlled outbreaks of the coronavirus in the country.
With extra reporting by AAP