How can I reunite with my partner?

Here are successful stories from couples separated by travel bans
These stories are individual experiences, not official guidelines

Ainsleigh and Michael

South Africa to United Kingdom


Third Country ?



Travelled on

September 2, 2020

  No Covid test required  
  Mandatory quarantine  
  Proof of relationship  

Michael and I met 4 years ago in London. We went backpacking for a year, and got stuck in Peru in March 2020. I flew back to South Africa to apply for my UK Fiance Visa, but the UKVI closed and South Africa did not let us out the country, or anyone else, in. All visa applications were put on hold, indefinitely.

We were separated for just under 6 months. I was stuck in SA, Michael was in London.

In September 2020, I finally received my UK Fiance Visa and was repatriated to the UK.

I married Michael on 4th November 2020 and we are living together in London x


Ainsleigh  and Michael