Love Island’s Zara Holland risks prison and £18K fine as she’s ‘charged with breaching Barbados Covid-19 laws’

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Zara Holland is reportedly set to appear in court after being charged with breaching Covid-19 laws in Barbados.

The Love Island star, 25, could face being jailed for a year and an £18,000 fine, The Sun Online has reported.

Former Miss Great Britain winner Zara and her boyfriend Elliott Love, 30, were reportedly arrested by police in Barbados.

The couple are said to have tried to flee the country after Elliott tested positive for coronavirus.

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According to The Sun, Elliot tested positive for coronavirus and the pair were given red wristbands to wear, but cut them off and attempted to flee to the airport.

The pair were then said to have been held at a Covid-19 ward at the St Lucy Hospital in northern Barbados after a staff member at their £300-a-night Sugar Bay resort found their wristbands and called the police.

It has since been claimed Barbados has seen a surge of 200 news cases of the deadly virus in the past two days, with 33 linked to the airport from which the couple are said to have tried to flee.

Zara, who is said to have been distressed over the incident, reportedly tested negative but has now been charged with breaching Covid-19 laws and will appear in court on Wednesday 6 January.

The Love Island star's representatives declined to comment when contacted by OK! online.

Meanwhile Elliott reportedly remains at a quarantine centre, where he will need to isolate for at least ten days and provide two negative tests before he can leave.

Shortly after the reports were released, Zara shared an apology to the people of Barbados and called the incident a “massive mix-up”.

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The statement, published by Barbados Today news website, said: “I firstly want to apologise to the entire country of Barbados for what has been a massive mix up and misunderstanding during my most recent stay.

“I am currently working with the local authorities to rectify any issues on my part and will issue an update and full statement which I think is the only right thing to do to the Government and citizens of Barbados.

“I have been a guest of this lovely island in excess of 20 years and would never do anything to jeopardise an entire nation that I have nothing but love and respect for and which has treated me as a family.”

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