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Love Island's Zara Holland has been charged in Barbados for violating Covid's laws


Love Island star Zara Holland has been accused of violating coronavirus laws after trying to escape Barbados with her boyfriend when he tested positive for Covid-19.

Former Miss England, 25, could face a fine of up to £ 18,000 and a year in jail after she and boyfriend Elliott Love, 30, were arrested by officers at Grantley Adams International Airport.

Miss Holland, who will appear in court on the Caribbean island on Wednesday, and her partner have violated their quarantine terms to stay at their Sugar Bay Resort hotel when Mr Love tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

The couple were initially placed in isolation in a specialized Covid-19 quarantine facility in northern Barbados. However, Miss Holland was released after a second negative test for the virus and is now locked in her hotel room.

Zara Holland has been accused of violating coronavirus laws after trying to escape Barbados with her boyfriend. Pictured: The model on vacation in Barbados in 2019

Former Miss England and partner Elliott Love (pictured together), 30, broke their quarantine conditions to stay at their hotel when Mr Love tested positive for the virus on Tuesday

Former Miss England and partner Elliott Love (pictured together), 30, broke their quarantine conditions to stay at their hotel when Mr Love tested positive for the virus on Tuesday

The couple were ordered to stay at their Sugar Bay Resort hotel for £ 300 a night (pictured) after the model's partner tested positive for the virus

The couple were ordered to stay at their Sugar Bay Resort hotel for £ 300 a night (pictured) after the model's partner tested positive for the virus

It is a petition calling for the Love Island star and her partner to be arrested. Today more than 1,000 people were reached on Change.org.

The petition read: “You have broken the law, but you have also broken the trust of the wonderfully open, friendly and welcoming people of Barbados. They acted with a level of selfishness and pretension that begs faith.

"They have undermined the tremendous amount of work the government and the people of Barbados have done to quell transmission by the community and not only have they risked the Bajan's livelihoods, but their lives as well."

This week the model apologized to the government and the people of Barbados after breaking quarantine.

In a statement, the model claimed their decision to break Barbados' strict coronavirus rules was a "massive mix-up and misunderstanding".

The statement posted on the Barbados Today news website said: “I would first like to apologize to the entire country of Barbados for the massive mix-ups and misunderstandings during my last visit.

“I am currently working with local authorities to resolve issues on my part and I will be issuing an update and full statement which I believe is the only right thing for the government and citizens of Barbados.

"I've been a guest on this beautiful island for more than 20 years and I would never do anything to endanger an entire nation that I only love and respect and that has treated me as family."

Mr. Love's brother, Harvey, told MailOnline: “Zara is not under quarantine. She is in a hotel. & # 39;

Miss Holland has been charged

The model tried to flee the island with her boyfriend

Miss Holland could face a fine of up to £ 18,000 and a year in jail after she and her boyfriend were arrested by officers at Grantley Adams International Airport

The coupe was initially placed in isolation in a special quarantine facility from Covid-19 in northern Barbados

The coupe was initially placed in isolation in a special quarantine facility from Covid-19 in northern Barbados

This week in Barbados, the Daily Nation reported, “The couple, who have been together for four years, arrived here on a Virgin Atlantic flight last Sunday and are due to be quarantined at a hotel in Christ Church. Visitors must be cleared after two mandatory tests, which usually take around three days.

Covid rules for visitors to Barbados

Prior to arriving in Barbados, visitors are required to fill out an online form and preferably include an upload of their negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Travelers from high and medium risk countries will then have to get a second test on the island.

While waiting for the results, visitors must restrict their movements to their accommodation and cannot have visitors.

If the result is positive, the person will be examined in a government facility for at least 24 hours. After that, you have the option of self-isolating yourself at your own expense or going to a place of state isolation such as the Paragon Military Base.

However, if a positive test is returned, the visitor cannot return home. They need to isolate until they recover. Once you've recovered, you can continue your vacation or return home, explains Visit Barbados.

The country has had just 383 Covid cases and only seven deaths since the pandemic began.

After health department officials told them one of them had tested positive, the couple apparently removed their red bracelets, got into a taxi to Grantley Adams International Airport and tried to book a flight back to the UK on board British Airways .

& # 39; Sources said while the male is in isolation until he has recovered from the virus, the 25-year-old model, who won a major beauty pageant in the UK, has been in quarantine until tests prove she doesn't have the virus would have. However, if she turns out to be positive, she too will be isolated. & # 39;

A tourist was jailed for six months earlier this week for violating Barbados' strict Covid-19 protocols despite only showing up for a drink.

Dean George Scott, 49, of Jamaica admitted leaving quarantine to buy Fanta and other snacks after arriving on the vacation island in early December when he appeared in court.

Chief Justice Ian Weekes said the verdict was a "clear warning" to others.

He said, “I have to send a message to you and everyone else that this cannot be tolerated. We won too much so you have to do six months. Leaving quarantine, nobody, cannot be allowed. & # 39;

Other guests at Sugar Bay are not required to be quarantined due to the couple's alleged violation. The employees are confident that no one else has come into close contact. However, visitors will be isolated on arrival until a negative test is confirmed.

The couple was believed to have been held in a Covid ward at St. Lucy Hospital in northern Barbados before Miss Holland was allowed to return to a hotel.

A Barbadian police spokesman said: “Zara Holland has been released from a medical facility to go to her designated hotel. Elliott Love will remain at the medical facility. & # 39;

Dr. Kenneth George, the island's chief medical officer, said, “There are three tourists who are of particular interest. Two are in quarantine and one is in police custody.

Two were arrested at the airport. This is a police matter and I trust that the relevant evidence will be produced. & # 39;

A spokesman for the country's Ministry of Health and Wellness added: “Police questioned at least three tourists about alleged violations.

The Paragon Isolation Center in Barbados where Zara Holland and her boyfriend were taken after they were arrested

The Paragon Isolation Center in Barbados where Zara Holland and her boyfriend were taken after they were arrested

The duo is said to have received red bracelets, but allegedly cut them off and tried to escape to the airport by taxi (Miss Holland is pictured in Barbados in 2019)

The duo is said to have received red bracelets, but allegedly cut them off and tried to escape to the airport by taxi (Miss Holland is pictured in Barbados in 2019)

"We will take decisive action against anyone who violates protocols."

Meanwhile, local reports in Barbados said that airport workers were quarantined after coming into contact with two British tourists believed to be the couple.

The Foreign Office confirmed that they were aware of the antics of Zara Holland and Elliot Love.

An FCDO spokesman said: "We support a British man and a British woman in quarantine in Barbados and are in contact with their families."

MailOnline has asked Zara's representative for a comment.

Prior to arriving in Barbados, visitors are required to fill out an online form and preferably include an upload of their negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Travelers from high and medium risk countries will then have to get a second test on the island.

While waiting for the results, visitors must restrict their movements to their accommodation and cannot have visitors.

If the result is positive, the person will be examined in a government facility for at least 24 hours. After that, you have the option of self-isolating yourself at your own expense or going to a place of state isolation such as the Paragon Military Base.

The model appeared on Love Island in 2016 and has since spoken about how her roller coaster experience on the reality show left her battling anxiety and depression

The model appeared on Love Island in 2016 and has since spoken about how her roller coaster experience on the reality show left her battling anxiety and depression

Since Love Island, Zara has turned her attention to running a business with her mother (pictured on the reality show with Daniel Lukakis).

Since Love Island, Zara has turned her attention to running a business with her mother (pictured on the reality show with Daniel Lukakis).

However, if a positive test is returned, the visitor cannot return home. They need to isolate until they recover. Once you've recovered, you can continue your vacation or return home, explains Visit Barbados.

The country has had just 383 Covid cases and only seven deaths since the pandemic began.

Just months after leaving Love Island, Miss Holland began a romance with her partner and later told the Daily Star that he was "The One".

She enthused: “We are very happy together and have a great time. He's absolutely awesome and definitely the one. & # 39;

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