Rita Ora forced into Australia’s strict two week Covid isolation as she jets in to join The Voice


RITA Ora will be forced to quarantine for two weeks after flying to Australia to appear on their version of talent show The Voice.

The British singer has been under fire over her controversial 30th birthday party, which was held at a restaurant in West London despite the Covid lockdown rules banning gatherings and forcing hospitality venues to close.

Rita Ora celebrated her 30th birthday with friends despite Covid regulations

And she is now set to leave the country next month to head down under for an extended stay to work on the singing contest – but will first be required to stay locked in her hotel room for a fortnight in line with the country’s strict travel rules.

A small number of A-listers including Tom Hanks and Matt Damon are understood to have been given exemptions from the rules to allow them to travel for filming projects.

But TV sources say Rita will undergo the quarantine like all other travellers.

An insider said: “It’s obviously a bit of a pain but she knows she will have to do it just like everyone else.

The Masked Singer judge must isolate in a hotel for two weeks when she flies out for The Voice Australia

“She’s excited to start work on The Voice but nobody is going to let her do that until she has done the quarantine, so it’s one of those things.

“As soon as she has got to Australia she will go straight to a hotel for a full two weeks, and won’t leave her room – things will be brought to her and she will have to get on with things online and via the phone until she’s allowed to leave for filming to start.

“She’s had enough controversy after the birthday incident so just wants to keep her head down now and get back to work.”

HOAR told yesterday how an official probe by police and council officials found she had paid £5000 to the bar’s owners to host the illicit get together, where guests included model Cara Delevingne.

Rita Ora has been branded ‘selfish’ by police after flouting lockdown rules

Australia’s strict rules have already seen a host of tennis players forced to isolate for two weeks in hotels ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

It’s understood world number one Novak Djokovic led a bid by some of the sportsmen to be allowed exemptions from the tough rules – but officials rejected the efforts.

Several stars have since been vocal in their complaints about the arrangements and conditions at the hotels.

Ora’s team offered a restaurant £5,000 to host her rule-breaking party
The 30th bash was held Casa Cruz in Notting Hill during the second lockdown
Casa Cruz in Notting Hill could be stripped of its licence

Police were denied entry to Casa Cruz in West London

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