Honeymoon from HELL: Newly-wed wife is separated from her Groom and forced into ‘jail-like’ compound after pair land in Barbados after testing positive for Covid on arrival while her husband was negative
- Amy, 27, and Albert, 33, married on September 15 and then flew out to Barbados
- Despite a negative PCR before leaving, Amy then tested positive upon arrival
- She was forced to quarantine in a government facility described as ‘like a jail’
A newly-wed wife has claimed she was separated from her husband and forced to quarantine in a ‘jail-like’ compound in Barbados after testing positive for Covid while on honeymoon.
Amy, 27, and Alberto, 33, from Chiswick, west London, got married in Ireland on September 15 and flew out to the Caribbean for their honeymoon three days later.
The couple said they took a negative PCR test before leaving but then had to take a second upon arrival at Bridgetown Airport.
The next day, while at their hotel, Alberto’s test came back negative. A few hours later, at 5pm, they were called by the Barbados ministry of health and told that Amy’s test was positive and that she must isolate at a government facility.
After a few hours of waiting, she was taken to an isolation facility that was previously a primary school.
Forced to stay there for 10 days, her husband Alberto described the facility as ‘like a jail’ and said his wife had to share a room with six other positive islanders.
Amy showing the basic beds provided to people in the Barbados facility. She was forced to stay there after a positive Covid test
Alberto said: ‘She was so scared and was crying, it was horrible. I stayed on the phone with her all night because she was so worried.’
There are no locks on the doors of the facility, which is fenced in so no one can escape.
Alberto says his wife was allowed three bottles of water a day and that there was no toilet paper, no pillows on the beds and only one thin sheet to sleep under.
He added: ‘The way they handled things was awful and the facility is inhumane. It’s more like a jail. She says it feels like being in a zombie movie.
‘Luckily the other residents have been nice to her and are playing games with her so she doesn’t feel so alone, which she really appreciates.’
The couple quickly paid the government so Amy could be be transferred to the only private isolation facility on the island.
The facility is costing them $300 (£221) a night, as well as essential doctors fees, which cost $250 (£184) per visit, and Covid tests that cost $150 (£111) per test.
Amy needs at least two negative results before she is allowed to leave the facility.
Forced to stay there for 10 days, her husband Alberto described the facility as ‘like a jail’ and said his wife had to share a room with six other positive islanders
The couple had already spent £1600 on flights and £800 on hotels – which they won’t be able to get refunded.
They have already used up all of the money they were given as wedding gifts.
Alberto described the couples’ honeymoon as a ‘nightmare’.
He also said they have used up all their holiday quota and will have to go straight back to work after heading home.
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