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
Henk Jan and Alina
Russia to Montenegro
Third Country ?
August 14, 2020
We tried to come together in Spain, I am living and working in Spain as a Dutch my girlfriend Russian us living in Saint Petersburg Russia, but look at your site no example of any Russian with a European living in Spain got a visa to join. Thats why we decidec to travel several times and of course due to all this we got covid! But we love each other so we did all to meet and Spanish consulate in Russia refused twice our visa even now when situation is much better and we both got vaccinated they say we have not enough proof. Once they ask by mail to show 3 years proof no law say you need show 3 years but they do all to refuse the visa and help to spread covid and it gas given us and people around us much more risk to catch covid.
Anyway we still meet but in countries allow us and keep travelling, next week we get married but not with our family thanks to the Spanish consulate that not give us any help or support in Saint Petersburg. Its a shame how the deal with human rights and people as well how they help to spread covid by pushing people to travel. Anyway we met in Montenegro twice, Serbia twice, Kenya one month safari and lucky I have enough money to travel and I am a pilot but feel so sad and sorry for others who cannot meet and travel. Spanish consulate staff must feel so good to stop people that love eachother to not meet by creating criteria that helps nobody and last to spread less covid 19.