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
Catherine and Dan
Singapore to Belgium
Third Country ?
November 28, 2020
I feel truly privileged to be able to fulfil this trip during such an extraordinary time. Here we are celebrating Sinterklaas together for the first time ever.
I requested for the travel exemption certification from the Belgian Embassy in Singapore back in Sep 2020. Closer to my travel date, the EU had already added Singapore to the list of safe country, so the travel exemption certificate was not necessary anymore. When I arrived at Belgian customs, the officer asked for the purpose of my visit. I figured she didn’t know that Singapore was on the safe countries list, so I just showed her my travel exemption certificate. She also kept a copy of my QR code from completing the Belgian Passenger Locator Form.
The process of preparing for the trip was stressful, but it’s all worth it in the end!