Reality stars ‘forced to quarantine’ as Dubai axed from UK’s safe travel zone list
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A host of UK reality stars will be forced to quarantine when they return from their work trips to Dubai after the destination has been axed from the UK's safe to travel zones following a surge in coronavirus cases.
As of Tuesday morning, the United Arab Emirates will no longer be included in Britain's travel corridor list – meaning travellers will need to self-isolate on their return.
Many celebs and influencers flocked to the tourist hotspot for 'business' this winter, which allowed them to avoid the tough lockdown restrictions the UK was plunged into on January 4.
Chloe Ferry is one of the UK reality stars in the UAE
Chloe and her pals could be effected by the new rules
UK removes UAE from travel corridor list amid increase in coronavirus cases
However, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced this evening that the UAE is being removed fro the travel corridor list immediately after a reported rise in Covid cases there.
"The LATEST data indicates we need to immediately remove the #UAE from the #TRAVELCORRIDOR list.
"From 0400 Tuesday 12 Jan anyone arriving from the UAE will need to SELF-ISOLATE," he ordered.
Gabby Allen has been sharing picturs from sun-soaked Dubai
Chloe Ferry said she plans to stay in the UAE for two months
Schapps later tweeted: "Current NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS do not permit international travel other than for specific reasons.
"Ignoring the rules costs lives. Inconsiderate and selfish behaviour puts others at risk & is unfair to those following the rules to beat the virus.
"Stay at home. Save lives."
Love Island 2018 star Hayley Hughes travels in style
Laura Anderson is also out in Dubai
(Image: Laura Anderson/Instagram)
The ban could affect a number of reality stars who remain out in Dubai – including Love Island's Gabby Allen and Hayley Hughes and Geordie Shore's Chloe Ferry.
Chloe recently revealed she is planning to stay in the city for at least two months.
The 25-year-old has been documenting her travels on social media and recently shared that she had got a tattoo as a permanent reminder of the trip.
Chloe for 'keep me safe' inked on her wrist, while her pal went for matching body art with 'Keep me radging' etched on her arm.
It came after Chloe told her followers: "I was supposed to be leaving in two days but I've decided I'm staying here for two months. I'm not leaving!"
Chloe Ferry got a tattoo to commemorate her trp
Gabby said she and boyfriend Brandon will be staying in Dubai 'for the forseeable'
While Gabby Allen, 28, told fans earlier this month that she and boyfriend Brandon Myers will be enjoying Dubai's sunny beaches for a little while longer thanks to her man's job.
Taking to her Instagram Story, the reality TV star explained that Brandon's business is based in Dubai, and she will also be working there "for the foreseeable".
Giving fans some context to the pair's decision, Gabby – who lives in London – penned: "Hey guys, just to let you know, we made the decision to fly out to Dubai as my boyfriends business is based here & luckily allows us to travel."