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Madonna "visits FIVE countries in just three weeks" under strict coronavirus travel restrictions


Madonna has reportedly visited five countries in just three weeks, earning a massive 11,707 miles in the process despite Covid travel bans.

The Queen of Pop is said to have flown from Los Angeles to London and then to Malawi and Kenya in East Africa as part of an elaborate winter trip.

The 62-year-old singer was accompanied on the run by her boyfriend, the American background dancer Ahlamalik Williams (26).

She was also accompanied by five of her children for much of the trip.

Madonna (pictured in Kenya this week) has reportedly visited five countries in just three weeks and has earned a massive 11,707 airline miles despite Covid travel bans

The singer (pictured on a bus trip to Blantyre in Malawi) is said to have flown from Los Angeles to London and then to Malawi and Kenya in East Africa as part of an elaborate winter trip

The singer (pictured on a bus trip to Blantyre in Malawi) is said to have flown from Los Angeles to London and then to Malawi and Kenya in East Africa as part of an elaborate winter trip

The 62-year-old singer was escorted on the run by her boyfriend, the American background dancer Ahlamalik Williams (26) (pictured together in Kenya this week).

Madonna's eldest son, Rocco, has tea on vacation

The 62-year-old singer was escorted on the run by her boyfriend, the American background dancer Ahlamalik Williams (26) (pictured together in Kenya this week, left). Right: Madonna's eldest son Rocco drinks tea while on vacation

On Christmas Eve, she, Williams, and their four adopted children – David Banda, 15, Mercy James, 14, and twins Estere and Stella (both eight) – flew from LA to London.

There they collected Madonna's eldest son Rocco, 20, their only child from her marriage to British director Guy Ritchie, who joined the group on their visit to Africa.

On December 28, the group flew to Malawi via a stopover in Egypt, where they adopted the children.

Jetsetter: Her current travels began on Christmas Eve when she flew in from Los Angeles to spend a few days in London, where her son Rocco is based. Inset: Madonna with sons Rocco (20) (left) and David Banda (15) (right).

Jetsetter: Her current travels began on Christmas Eve when she flew in from Los Angeles to spend a few days in London, where her son Rocco is based. Inset: Madonna with sons Rocco (20) (left) and David Banda (15) (right).

The family flew to Kenya on Wednesday for a safari. Pictured: Madonna with her son Rocco on vacation

The family flew to Kenya on Wednesday for a safari. Pictured: Madonna with her son Rocco on vacation

Yesterday she shared a video of herself and Williams with the Pokot tribe in western Kenya (picture)

Yesterday she shared a video of herself and Williams with the Pokot tribe in western Kenya (picture)

It is believed that the singer's personal photographer, Ricardo Gomes, was also flown out to capture the vacation.

They spent a week in Malawi, where they met with President Lazarus Chakwera, mingled with locals, and attended a hospital founded by Madonna.

They flew to Kenya on Wednesday for a safari.

Yesterday she shared a video of herself and Williams with the Pokot tribe in western Kenya.

Sources close to Madonna told The Sun that the family had regular coronavirus tests.

The singer, who is worth £ 630 million, is said to have traveled by private jet.

Since arriving in Kenya, Madonna and her family have been spending time with the Pokot tribe in the Baringo Valley (images from their time with the tribe, photo)

Since arriving in Kenya, Madonna and her family have been spending time with the Pokot tribe in the Baringo Valley (images from their time with the tribe, photo)

What travel restrictions apply to the destinations Madonna visits?

Great Britain

  • Starting this week, all passengers arriving in the UK will be required to present negative Covid-19 tests carried out up to 72 hours before departure
  • This wasn't the case when Madonna arrived in London in December, but was a 10-day mandatory self-isolation for U.S. arrivals
  • Since December, however, “high quality business travelers” in Great Britain have been exempt from the quarantine rules “provided certain criteria are met”.

Egypt

  • All international arrivals, including Egyptian nationals, must present a COVID-19 negative test performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure for the country

Malawi

  • All nationalities can fly to Malawi for business or pleasure, but must have a negative Covid test
  • Passengers arriving without valid documentation must provide samples for testing and isolate for 14 days
  • After a surge in cases, land borders were closed to everyone except citizens and residents in late December
  • Airports remain open

Kenya

  • Incoming passengers must present a negative Covid-19 test carried out at least 96 hours before departure
  • You will also need to fill out a traveler health monitoring form online to keep track of contacts

Starting this week, all passengers arriving in the UK will be required to present negative Covid-19 tests carried out up to 72 hours before departure.

This wasn't the case when Madonna arrived in London in December, but was a 10-day mandatory self-isolation for U.S. arrivals.

However, since December "high quality business travelers" have been exempt from quarantine rules in the UK "provided certain criteria are met".

Travelers arriving in Malawi and Kenya do not need to be quarantined as long as they have negative coronavirus tests.

MailOnline has asked a Madonna representative for a comment.

All four of Madonna's adoptive children are from Malawi, and the singer has spent time in her homeland, which she describes as "home away from home".

She ended her week in Malawi with her four youngest children with a visit to the Jacaranda School for Orphans near Blantyre.

The Queen of Pop was officially in school to cut the ribbon at the opening of Madame X Dance Studio.

Madge posed proudly next to the sign in the studio, which was paid for by the non-profit organization Raising Malawi and which she founded with Michael Berg in 2006.

Since arriving in Kenya, Madonna and her family have been spending time with the Pokot tribe in the Baringo Valley.

Madonna shared a stunning video showing her visit to the tribe that she shared along with a caption raving about the experience.

She wrote: “The visit of the Pokot tribe to the Baringo Valley was a special moment for all of us. They invited us to dance with them and shared their daily thanksgiving prayer. & # 39;

Two days earlier, the group met with the Samburu tribe, the meeting also being videotaped while adding another passionate message.

She wrote: “It is always an honor to spend time with the Samburu tribe. They are nomadic warriors, and here the men sing, dance and tell stories to get the women's attention. & # 39;

Madonna adopted David in 2006 when he was 13 months old and he was born in the village of Lipunga in West Malawi, Africa.

She previously spoke to Vogue about their similarities and said, “What he has more than anything is focus and determination. I'm pretty sure he got it from me. & # 39;

Mercy, also from Malawi, was adopted in 2007 when she was four years old and suffering from malaria.

Mercy previously said to her mother, "Even if I sometimes say," Oh my god, I can't handle it now. "But I really love you and I want to thank you for everything, mom.

Out and about: Madonna shared details earlier this month as she wrapped up an amazing week in Malawi with her children by attending the Jacaranda School for Orphans near Blantyr

Out and about: Madonna shared details earlier this month as she wrapped up an amazing week in Malawi with her children by attending the Jacaranda school for orphans near Blantyre

Studio: Madge posed proudly next to the sign in the studio, which was paid for by the non-profit organization Raising Malawi, which she founded with Michael Berg in 2006

Studio: Madge posed proudly next to the sign in the studio, which was paid for by the non-profit organization Raising Malawi, which she founded with Michael Berg in 2006

“I know you are going through a tough time with your hip and all the injuries, but I want to say that you are a really strong person.

"You deserve everything you want."

Her youngest – Stella and Estere – was adopted from Malawi in early 2017.

They lived in the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji for two years before they were adopted.

When asked what drew her to her children, Madonna said, “It's inexplicable. Why do you fall in love with the people you fall in love with? & # 39; You look someone in the eye, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them – that's it. & # 39;

Madonna's children

– Lourdes Leon, 24

Madonna shares Lourdes with her ex, Carlos Leon, whom she dated from 1995 to 1997.

Last year she gushed about her daughter, saying, & # 39; I'm green with envy because she's amazing at everything she does …

“She's an amazing dancer, she's a great actress, she plays the piano beautifully, she's way better than me in the talent department. But it doesn't have the same drive. & # 39;

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– Rocco Richie, 20

Rocco is her son with ex-husband Guy Richie.

They were married from 2000 to 2008. In 2016, Guy had a bitter nine-month custody battle in which he holed up with Madonna over her son's place of residence.

The Sherlock Holmes director reached an agreement with the pop star hours before they were tried in New York.

Guy's attorney, Peter Bronstein, told the court that the then 16-year-old would continue to live with his father in London.

Despite the struggle that had become known, things were clearly settled as he enjoyed the time with his mother and siblings. The couple were married from 2000 to 2008

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– David Banda, 15

Madonna adopted David in 2006 when he was 13 months old.

He was born in the village of Lipunga in West Malawi, Africa.

Talking about their similarities, she said, “What he has more than anything is focus and determination. I'm pretty sure he got it from me …

& # 39; He's the one I have the most in common with …

I feel like he is getting me; He has more of my DNA than any of my children before. Let's see what happens – it's still early for everyone.

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– Mercy James, 14

Mercy, also from Malawi, was adopted in 2007 when she was four years old and suffering from malaria.

In a breathtaking declaration of love, Mercy previously said to her mother: "Even if I sometimes say:" Oh my god, I can't handle it now. "But I really love you and I want to thank you for everything, mom.

“I know you are going through a tough time with your hip and all the injuries, but I want to say that you are a really strong person. You deserve everything you want. & # 39;

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– Stella and Estere, eight

Their twins were adopted from Malawi in early 2017.

They lived in the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji for two years before they were adopted.

When asked what drew her to her children, she said, “It's inexplicable …

"Why do you fall in love with the people you fall in love with?"

You look someone in the eye, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them – that's it. & # 39;

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