“This is the definition of privilege: knowing that there is a pandemic, but without following the recommendations that you ask for.” This is one of the criticisms leveled against Madonna (62 years old) on his Instagram account, in which for days he has been publishing images and videos of his fabulous three week trip to five different countries (almost 19,000 kilometers) aboard her private jet and with the company of her very young boyfriend, Ahlamalik Williams (26), and five of their six children.
For the “Queen of Pop” there are no Covid-19 rules that are put in front of her and after months of virtual reflections on the pandemic (the sermon she offered to Internet users from a bath of milky water with floating petals and surrounded by candles It was not to forget), she has decided to break the rules and make a tour of Africa, as reported by British tabloids such as “The Sun” or the “Daily Mail”.
Madonna took off on December 24 from the airport of Los Angeles to London (8,750 kilometers). In addition to Ahlamalik Williams, his four adopted children traveled: David Banda (15), Mercy James (14) and twins Esther and Stella (8). In London they picked up Rocco (20), the only child from her marriage to British film director Guy Ritchie and who gave her mother so many headaches when, still a minor, she fled from the family home in New York to settle with his father in the UK. With practically the entire family entourage gathered (only Lola León was missing, 24, the first-born and also biological daughter), the “blonde ambition” set course for Africa.
On December 28, they flew from London to Egypt (3,772 kilometers) before heading to Malawi (4,469 kilometers). In the country where her four adopted children and one of the poorest on the African continent were born, the singer met with the president Lazarus Chakwera and visited a hospital that she founded, as well as the Jacaranda orphanage, near Blantyre.
On January 6, the troupe of the Ciccone left for Kenya (1,850 kilometers) to enjoy a safari. From there, the artist has shared on her social networks several videos with the Pokot tribe, west of the country. It is also believed that the steps of the family on their vacation journey have been conveniently portrayed by the photographer Ricardo Gomes.
With a fortune estimated at more than 700 million euros, Madonna and campaign have not made use of commercial lines for their transfers and there have been numerous test of coronavirus. However, the British press has not stopped recalling that the New York artist has skipped (and no one has prevented her) all the rules for preventing the pandemic both in the United Kingdom and in the different countries through which she has traveled.
Under UK regulations, travelers arriving in the country must submit a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours in advance. When Madonna landed in London, this rule had not yet entered into force, but that of the 10-day isolation for travelers from the United States. Either way, since December there is an exception that applies to “high value business travelers”, who are granted “specific criteria”.
In Egypt, at arrivals for both domestic and international flights, including those landing to connect with other flights, you also have to present a negative test carried out 72 hours before. In Malawi, if the test negative, a 14-day confinement is required, while in Kenya the Covid-19 test must be performed no less than 96 hours before departure.