Model Poppy Delevingne, 35, reveals she spent 10 ‘extraordinarily lonely’ days in isolation at a private Bangkok hospital where rooms cost up to £ 1,500 after testing positive for Covid upon arrival in Thailand
- Model Poppy Delevingne, 35, spent 10 days in isolation at Bangkok hospital
- The mother of two tested positive for Covid upon arrival in the country
- Wrote on Instagram that it had been an “extraordinarily lonely experience”
Model Poppy Delevingne has revealed how she had to spend 10 days in isolation at a Thai hospital after testing positive for Covid on arrival.
Poppy, 35, the older sister of model Cara, was admitted to private hospital in Bangkok last week after landing in the country on vacation.
A private room in the hospital can cost up to 70,000 baht, or £ 1,500 for 10 nights as part of a quarantine package.
Poppy shared photos on Instagram documenting her experience, including a photo of an empty hospital hallway and a mirror selfie of herself in hospital pajamas.
Thailand’s Covid-19 quarantine rules require all passengers to be tested on arrival. Official advice on what happens to passengers who test positive varies, but some are admitted directly to partner hospitals, pre-approved by the government.
In some cases, passengers who test positive may isolate themselves in approved hotels.
Model Cara’s older sister Poppy Delevingne, 35, was admitted to private hospital in Bangkok last week after landing in the country on vacation. Above, Poppy posing in hospital pajamas in a photo shared on Instagram
Poppy shared this photo of the interior of the Bangkok hospital, pictured, to her Instagram account.
Poppy, who is married to former model James Cook, said the experience had been “extraordinarily lonely” as she thanked friends and family for keeping her busy with messages and video calls.
It is not known if she had symptoms of Covid.
“After 10 days of total isolation in a Thai hospital (I tested positive for COVID when I arrived), I LEFT and headed straight for heaven,” she wrote on Instagram yesterday.
“The last 10 days have been the most difficult. I’m not in the right space to dwell on it too much, just want to think about the positives.
“I really had to go beyond myself and although the situation was extraordinarily lonely, it was also powerful and I will take so much of that experience with me.
Poppy, who is married to former model James Cook, said the experience had been “extraordinarily lonely” as she thanked friends and family for keeping her busy with messages and video calls. In the photo, the photo shared on his Instagram account
“I couldn’t have done it without my friends and family who kept their spirits up on endless FaceTimes and WhatsApp and for that I’m eternally grateful.
“A huge thank you also to the doctors and nurses at BANGKOK hospital who have been kind and courageous doing what they are doing.
‘To the right. I go to lick a palm tree, howl at the moon and sit under the twinkling stars. It’s digital detox time and I can’t wait. We meet on the other side. ‘
Thailand recently suspended its Test & Go program, which allowed fully vaccinated travelers to avoid quarantine if they tested negative for Covid within 72 hours of their flight and then again on arrival.
Poppy on FaceTime from the hospital with her father, real estate developer Charles Delevingne
The model and actress wrote about how time spent in isolation gave her time to practice mindfulness
However, now all passengers must undergo a hotel quarantine period ranging from five to 14 days, depending on their vaccination status and the mode of transport used to enter the country.
Poppy, who appeared in the Riviera television series and the Kingsman: The Golden Circle movie, married her husband James Cook in 2014.
In 2020, she co-founded Della Vie Prosecco with sisters Cara, 29, and Chloé, 36.