She then shared multiple videos and photos, captioning them with the Malawi flag, before writing on Instagram that she spent ‘the last day of 2020 in Lipunga [in Malawi]. Re-Connecting with David’s father and extended Family [sic].’ Madonna, 62, added a few hours later: ‘Happy New Year All the way from Africa.’ During her time in Malawi, she shared videos from her son David’s ‘ancestral village’, a paediatric hospital, and an orphanage. On January 9, she shared her first video from Kenya, writing: ‘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. [Kenya flag emoji] ♥️ #samburu #inspiration #kenya.’ At the time of writing, Madonna still appears to be in Kenya. As of December 28, the USA advised travellers to avoid all travel to the UK. However, Madonna is thought to have flown to the UK before this. On December 20, London and a large proportion of the South East of England moved into strict tier four restrictions. When Madonna shared her video from the plane, overseas travel for leisure was banned.
Travelling abroad for essential reasons, such as work, was still permitted. Visitors from the UK to Malawi need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the 10 days prior to arrival. The UK government website guidance continues: ‘Passengers may be required to remain at the airport or a testing centre until their Covid-19 test results are known, usually within 24 hours. Individuals testing positive may be taken for treatment at a government facility. ‘All other individuals will be required to self-monitor for Covid-19 signs and symptoms for 14 days after arrival.’