Love Island’s Sophie Piper ‘flies to Maldives amid Covid lockdown’

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Sophie Piper appeared to go against the UK travel ban as she left for the Maldives with her new boyfriend Casey, despite rules stating that overseas travel is only allowed for professional purposes.

The Love Island star, 22, posted bikini snaps to Instagram earlier this month, but shared that she relaxed at the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives by posting an idyllic pic of palm trees on Tuesday to its platform.

While it is not yet clear why she is in the tropical country, the model looked elated to soak up the quaint atmosphere amid the coronavirus lockdown in England.

Not playing by the rules? Sophie Piper appeared to go against UK travel ban as she left for Maldives with new boyfriend Casey

In another image, the TV star donned a pink Boohoo swimsuit as she posed by the sea on Thursday.

The media personality boyfriend also seemed to be on a cloud nine as he slipped into a luxurious breakfast, complete with champagne. TBEN has reached out to representatives for Sophie for further comment.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plunged England back into a March-style lockdown on January 5.

While many Brits stay at home with social media accounts as a key form of entertainment, Instagram feeds are littered with a legion of snapshots of the great and good of the reality TV world soaking up the sun around the world. whole.

Soaked in Sunshine: While it's unclear why she's in the tropical country, the Love Island star, 22, and her partner (pictured) looked delighted to be enjoying the scenic atmosphere

Soaked in Sunshine: While it’s unclear why she’s in the tropical country, the Love Island star, 22, and her partner (pictured) looked delighted to be enjoying the scenic atmosphere

Minimal details: The influencer uploaded bikini snaps to Instagram earlier this month, but did not reveal her whereabouts (photo shared Jan.6)

Minimal details: The influencer uploaded bikini snaps to Instagram earlier this month, but did not reveal her whereabouts (photo shared Jan.6)

Was it for work?  Travel rules currently state that overseas travel is only allowed for business purposes (photo shared Jan 5)

Was it for work? Travel rules currently state that overseas travel is only allowed for business purposes (photo shared Jan 5)

Most notably and widely debated is undoubtedly the descent of the reality world in Dubai, as the UAE has hosted a number of stars over the past year, despite consistent rules against international travel except for work or study.

A host of stars, including TOWIE’s Amber Turner, Dan Edgar, Yazmin Oukhellou and James Lock, have claimed their trips are for business purposes, with many confirming their work plans on social media or through their representatives.

The new rules will require international travelers to come back negative after a PCR test before arriving in England. The rules will come into effect from Friday.

From 4 a.m. on January 15, passengers arriving by boat, train or plane – including British nationals – will be required to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving the country.

Backlash: Earlier this month, fellow Love Islander Kady McDermott hit back at trolls after being criticized for her 'business trip' to the Maldives

Backlash: Earlier this month, fellow Love Islander Kady McDermott hit back at trolls after being criticized for her ‘business trip’ to the Maldives

‘Out of touch’: Body confidence advocate Malin Andersson broke strict level 4 travel ban laws to go on vacation to Dubai last month

Lucky Escape: TV personalities Kaz Crossley and Ellie Brown traveled to the UAE on business before Level 4 rules came into effect last month, and have since extended their stay

Lucky Escape: TV personalities Kaz Crossley and Ellie Brown traveled to the UAE on business before Level 4 rules came into effect last month, and have since extended their stay

They will need to present proof of a negative test result – using a PCR test or, in some cases, LAMP or side-flow test – to their carrier upon boarding while the UK Border Force will perform spot checks at the arrival.

Newcomers breaking the rules will have to pay a minimum fine of £ 500, while the operator who transported them will also be fined.

Passengers will still need to be quarantined for 10 days regardless of the results of their tests, Transport Minister Robert Courts said in a statement.

British nationals attempting to return home who test positive should not travel and should follow local guidelines in their host country and contact the nearest consulate if they need assistance.

Cons: Non-essential travel has been strongly discouraged since the start of the pandemic

Cons: Non-essential travel has been strongly discouraged since the start of the pandemic

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al-Quwain, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah have been added to the UK’s quarantine list – meaning social media stars at the Middle East vacation hotspot will have to self-isolate for 10 days.

Influencers have come under close scrutiny after Olivia Attwood criticized them for claiming they were ‘working’ overseas during the coronavirus pandemic.

Outspoken TV star Olivia, 29, took to her Instagram Stories from her Manchester home on Tuesday to criticize her co-stars for claiming they were working overseas.

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His video comes as it was revealed that travelers returning to the UK from the UAE will need to be quarantined after a 52% increase in the number of COVID -19 cases there – an undeniable shock for the city full of influencers.

“ Being an influencer is actually very difficult and I can’t create any content for you here so I’m going to have to go on vacation but don’t worry I will continue to refer to it as ‘work’, -cheek language video started.

The blonde later elaborated, telling her followers, ‘Oh my god, I look like a real hater. Do you know what this is right, it’s just this meme going around that makes influencers, and it’s not all, it’s just a few, so bad.

“It’s the constant cry ‘I work, not on vacation’. There is a difference between being able to earn money wherever you are and being there to work, ”the media personality emphasized.

Olivia explained that she had never claimed that a vacation with her footballing fiance Bradley Dack, 27, was a work trip, saying: ‘Whenever I go on vacation I will post content that I can monetize.

“I’m still on vacation. I’m not saying “Oh me and Brad had the most amazing week in Portugal, but don’t worry, I was working hard”. You just look so stupid.

'People are losing their families and you are on the beach telling us we don't know how difficult it is': Olivia Attwood recently slammed influencers for claiming they were 'working' at the foreigner

‘People are losing their families and you are on the beach telling us we don’t know how difficult it is’: Olivia Attwood recently slammed influencers for claiming they were ‘working’ at the foreigner

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