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No implications. None whatsoever. You will not be arrested. You will not be detained in the country until you pay your debt. None of that. I 100% guarantee you.
As simple as that.
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This is the case that made that practice unconstitutional.
The only thing that you can be arrested for is if you are suspected of committing a crime or committed a crime. I don't know if your partner maybe charged you with something and there is no way for me to be able to check, unfortunately. In order to find that out, you would need to contact the SAPD or hire an attorney to contact the SAPD on your behalf.
But purely for debt: No chance of getting arrested.
Assuming that there is a warrant and it is executed at the airport, they can hold you for a maximum of 48 hours. Within that 48 hours, you must be brought before a court to be formally charged and a bail hearing must be held. At the bail hearing, you will be released against payment of a certain amount that you will get back if you attend all the court dates. Your rights will be read out to you and you will get it in writing. The most important one is the right to appoint an attorney to represent you. In the unlikely event that you are arrested, I suggest that you obtain the services of an attorney as quickly as possible.