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Madonna ‘visits FIVE countries in just three weeks’ amid strict coronavirus travel restrictions

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Madonna has reportedly visited five countries in just three weeks clocking up a massive 11,707 air miles, despite Covid travel bans.

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

The singer, 62, has been accompanied on the getaway by her boyfriend, American backing dancer Ahlamalik Williams, 26.

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

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

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

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

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

The singer, 62, has been accompanied on the getaway by her boyfriend, American backing dancer Ahlamalik Williams, 26 (pictured together in Kenya this week)

Madonna's eldest son Rocco is seen drinking tea while on holiday

The singer, 62, has been accompanied on the getaway by her boyfriend, American backing dancer Ahlamalik Williams, 26 (pictured together in Kenya this week, left). Right: Madonna’s eldest son Rocco is seen drinking tea while on holiday

On Christmas Eve, she, Williams and her 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, her 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, where she adopted the children, via a stopover in Egypt. 

Jetsetter: Her current travels started on Christmas Eve, when she jetted 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 started on Christmas Eve, when she jetted 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).

On Wednesday the family flew to Kenya to go on safari. Pictured: Madonna with her son Rocco during their holiday

On Wednesday the family flew to Kenya to go on safari. Pictured: Madonna with her son Rocco during their holiday 

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

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

It is believed the singer’s personal photographer, Ricardo Gomes, was also flown out to capture the holiday.

They spent a week in Malawi where they met with President Lazarus Chakwera, mixed with locals and visited a hospital which Madonna founded.

On Wednesday they flew to Kenya to go on safari.

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

Sources close to Madonna told The Sun the family have all been taking regular coronavirus tests. 

The singer, who is worth £630million, is believed to have travelled by private jet.

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

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

What travel restrictions are in place in the destinations Madonna visited? 

United Kingdom

  • As of this week, all passengers arriving in the UK must present negative Covid-19 tests taken up to 72 hours prior to departure
  • This was not in place when Madonna arrived in London in December, but 10-day mandatory self-isolation for US arrivals was 
  • However, since December, ‘high-value business travellers’ have been exempt from quarantine rules in the UK ‘subject to specific criteria being met’ 

Egypt

  • All international arrivals, including Egyptian nationals, are required to present a negative Covid-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before departing on their direct flight to the country

Malawi

  • All nationalities can travel to Malawi by air for business or leisure, but they must have a negative Covid test
  • Passengers arriving without valid documentation are required to provide samples for testing and isolate for 14 days
  • Following a surge in cases, land borders were closed to all but citizens and residents in late December
  • Airports remain open

Kenya

  • Arriving passengers must provide a negative Covid-19 test taken no less than 96 hours before departure
  • They must also fill out a Travellers Health Surveillance Form online for contact tracing
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As of this week, all passengers arriving in the UK must present negative Covid-19 tests taken up to 72 hours prior to departure.

This was not in place when Madonna arrived in London in December, but 10-day mandatory self-isolation for US arrivals was.  

However, since December, ‘high-value business travellers’ have been exempt from quarantine rules in the UK ‘subject to specific criteria being met’.

Travellers arriving in Malawi and Kenya do not have to quarantine as long as they have negative coronavirus tests. 

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Madonna for comment.  

All four of Madonna’s adopted children hail from Malawi, and the singer has been spending time in their home country, which she calls her ‘home away from home’. 

She capped off her week in Malawi with her four youngest children by visiting the Jacaranda School for Orphans near Blantyre. 

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

Madge proudly posed beside the sign at the studio – which was paid for through non-profit organisation Raising Malawi – which she co-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 their visit to the tribe, which she shared alongside a caption gushing over the experience. 

She penned: ‘Visiting the Pokot Tribe in the Baringo Valley was a special moment for all of us. They invited us to dance with them and shared their daily prayer of thanks’. 

Two days before, the group met with the Samburu Tribe, with the meeting also being recorded on video, while she added another impassioned message. 

She wrote: ‘Spending time with the Samburu tribe is always an honor. They are nomadic warriors and here the men are singing, dancing and telling stories to attract the attention of the females.’ 

Madonna adopted David in 2006 when he was 13-months old. He was born in the village of Lipunga, which is located in Western Malawi, Africa.

She previously spoke to Vogue about their similarities, saying: ‘What he has more than anything is focus and determination. I’m pretty sure he got it from me.’

Mercy, also from Malawi, was adopted in 2007 when she was four and suffering from Malaria. 

Mercy previously told her mother: ‘Even though sometimes I’m like, “Oh my god, I can’t deal right 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 capped off amazing week in Malawi' with her children by visiting the Jacaranda School for Orphans near Blantyr

Out and about: Madonna shared details earlier this month, as she capped off amazing week in Malawi’ with her children by visiting the Jacaranda School for Orphans near Blantyre

Studio: Madge proudly posed beside the sign at the studio, which was paid for through the non-profit organisation, Raising Malawi, which she co-founded with Michael Berg in 2006

Studio: Madge proudly posed beside the sign at the studio, which was paid for through the non-profit organisation, Raising Malawi, which she co-founded with Michael Berg in 2006

‘I know you’re going through a hard time right now with your hip and all the injuries, but I want to say that you’re a really strong person. 

‘You deserve everything you want.’

Her youngest – Stella and Estere – were adopted from Malawi at the start of 2017. 

They lived in the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji for two years before their adoption.

When asked what drew her to her kids, Madonna said: ‘It’s inexplicable. Why do you fall in love with the people you fall in love with?’ You look into the eyes of somebody, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them — that’s it.’ 

Madonna’s Children 

– Lourdes Leon, 24

 

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

Last year she gushed over her daughter, stating: ‘I’m green with envy because she’s incredible at everything she does…

‘She’s an incredible dancer, she’s a great actress, she plays the piano beautifully, she’s way better than me in the talent department. But she doesn’t have the same drive.’

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– Rocco Richie, 20 

 

Rocco is her son with ex-husband Guy Richie. 

They were married from 2000 until 2008. Back in 2016, Guy a bitter nine month custody battle he has been entrenched in with Madonna over where their son should live. 

The Sherlock Holmes director reached a settlement with the pop star hours before they were due in court in New York.

Speaking outside the court Guy’s lawyer, Peter Bronstein, said that the then-16-year-old-year-old would continue to live with his father in London.

Despite the well-publicised battle, things have clearly settled as he enjoyed time with both his mum and siblings. The couple were married from 2000 until 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, which is located in Western Malawi, Africa.

She spoke about their similarities, saying: ‘What he has more than anything is focus and determination. I’m pretty sure he got it from me…

‘He’s the one I have the most in common with…

I feel like he gets me; he has more of my DNA than any of my children so far. Let’s see what happens — it’s still early days for everyone’. 

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– Mercy James, 14

 

Mercy, also from Malawi, was adopted in 2007 when she was four and suffering from Malaria. 

In a stunning display of love, Mercy previously said to her mom: ‘Even though sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t deal right now.’ But I really love you and I want to thank you for everything, Mom.

‘I know you’re going through a hard time right now with your hip and all the injuries, but I want to say that you’re a really strong person. You deserve everything you want.’

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– Stella and Estere, eight 

 

Her twins were adopted from Malawi at the start of 2017.

They lived in the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji for two years before their adoption.

When asked what drew her to her kids, she said: ‘It’s inexplicable…

‘Why do you fall in love with the people you fall in love with?’ 

You look into the eyes of somebody, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them — that’s it.’ 

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