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
Giby and Ahmed
United States of America (New York) to Egypt
Third Country ?
February 5, 2021
To clarify, since it doesn’t give the country options, I’m from Puerto Rico. I traveled from PR to NY then Cairo. We met in 2019 and got engaged in early 2020 just before the pandemic.
When airports closed and there were travel restrictions, we were able to marry legally online (yes online!) through a US state.
Still, we had to wait until early 2021 for me to travel to Egypt. One of the reasons was finding a lab in my island who would give me the PCR result in time to travel (no more than 96hrs before traveling).
After 17 hrs of travel time with my son, and a tourist visa bought at the Cairo airport, we were able to spend a few weeks together as family.