Social media influencer says she had a false positive test for Covid-19 and was kept in government-mandated lockdown for four days in the country before a second negative result confirmed that the first was incorrect.
Earlier this month, the 21-year-old shared a series of photos to let her 3.2 million Instagram followers know that she had arrived in Rwanda on what was supposed to be a 14-day trip.
“I couldn’t be more in love. The people, the food, everything! It’s more difficult to travel now but we took all the necessary precautions even if it meant getting tested a million times, ”she wrote.
“I am definitely corona free haha. 100 temperature checks later. It’s crazy where the world is right now. ”
After sharing a slew of content from her travels, including a video of her on a gorilla hike, Jordan posted a now-deleted tearful video to her 1.8 million TikTok subscribers. She revealed that she had tested positive for the coronavirus.
“The fucking government showed up to my house and came to take me away from everyone I was with,” she said.
“I don’t speak the language, and they locked me in that fucking room. And I can’t leave.
While waiting for a second Covid test, she wrote in TikTok comments that were captured by user @defnoodles: “The US shouldn’t let anyone travel out of the country. “
She added that she had friends who “still travel everywhere,” including Mexico.
The influencer insisted that she had already had a coronavirus earlier in the year and was told she could no longer contract it.
Four days later, Jordan posted again to say that she had received a negative result from the second test, which meant she could end the period of isolation imposed by the Rwandan government.
“They were wrong all this time. I can leave! She says in her TikTok video.
On Monday, Jordan reflected on her decision to travel and the video she shared during quarantine, explaining why she had now deleted it.
In an Instagram story, she said: “The video I uploaded to TikTok was very moving. I never meant to offend anyone and I take full responsibility for my actions.
“I split up from my group and was very confused due to the language barrier and should have inquired more before traveling.
“I learned my lesson and know I shouldn’t have traveled during this time.”
She said, “I will not be traveling again during this time. “
Rwanda is one of 30 countries that U.S. citizens can travel to after the U.S. State Department’s travel ban was revoked in early August.