Dua Lipa, Chloe Sims, and Lottie Moss lead celebs living it up in Mexico as it becomes the new Dubai
CELEBS such as Dua Lipa, Chloe Sims, and Lottie Moss have flocked to the Mexican beach resort of Tulum in recent weeks.
With influencer hotspot Dubai having been added to the UK's 'red list' of banned travel destinations amid the coronavirus pandemic, it appears the Central American country is providing an enticing alternative.
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Trips to Mexico from the UK are only permitted for work purposes, but with an increasing amount of stars making their money from photo shoots and online promotions it could yet see a further influx of famous faces.
Singer Dua was among the first to head to the hotspot, travelling their for New Year with her family and boyfriend Anwar Hadid.
She came under fire from her social media following for flaunting the luxury trip in their faces having previously urged people to stay home during the first UK lockdown last year.
Her envy-inducing Instagram pics showed her glamorously dressed enjoying picturesque views and hugs with her holiday party.
Home Secretary Priti Patel recently criticised jet-setting celebs in the House of Commons.
She said: "We see plenty of influencers on social media showing off about which parts of the world that they are in, mainly in sunny parts of the world.
“Going on holiday is not an exemption and it’s important that people stay at home.”
The United Arab Emirates' addition to the red list means only returning British and Irish nationals can enter borders at home and they must quarantine for 10 days.
Covid rates in the UAE city doubled over the festive period as more and more people flocked their to escape lockdowns.
Towie's Chloe Sims is the latest star to be snapped in Tulum, arriving with daughter Madison, 15, and pal Frankie Essex.
However, she made it clear that it was strictly business. In a bid to stem any potential fallout from the trip, she wrote in capitals: "I HAVE ARRIVED IN MEXICO.. SO I WANTED TO GET AHEAD OF ANY NEGATIVE STORIES TO MAKE IT CLEAR, THIS IS FIRST & FOREMOST A WORK RELATED TRIP.
"SOME OPPORTUNITIES HAVE PRESENTED THEMSELVES, THAT I FELT I COULD NOT TURN DOWN & SO AFTER FULLY CONSIDERING THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES. I DECIDED TO TRAVEL.
"OBVIOUSLY I WILL BE QUARANTINING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS UPON MY RETURN."
Chloe and Frankie let their hair down last night sharing pics and video from a boozy night out at a beach bar.
The reality veteran's sister Demi is also in Tulum, enjoying a holiday with her girlfriend Francesca Farago.
The loved-up couple have made the best of the local nightlife as well as going on a number of romantic dates.
Kate Moss's sister Lottie, 23, has been working in Mexico too, telling her Instagram followers: "Cats out the bag I guess – been working on something really fun for work out here can't wait for you guys too see!"
Her pics have shown her modelling swimwear beside a pool underneath a clear blue sky.
Celebrity Big Brother star and former Premier League footballer Jermaine Pennant has been practising his golf game in the country and sunning himself on the beach.
Yesterday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a ban on flights to Mexico, while the US is only allowing essential travel to its neighbour until at least February 21.
Mexico has a greater Covid death toll than the UK with 156,579 so far. It has registered 1.84 million cases in total and is ramping up testing capacity in a bid to salvage its tourism industry.
Passengers flying into the US from Mexico need to record a negative Covid test within three days of their trip.
While back home PM Boris Johnson said he took responsibility and apologised as the death toll passed 100,000.
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