August 13, 2020, 11.22 PM
Love in the time of corona has been lonesome for many couples as travel restrictions kept lovers and unmarried couples apart since the coronavirus pandemic. SHUTTERSTOCKLove in the time of corona has been lonesome for many couples as travel restrictions kept lovers and unmarried couples apart since the coronavirus pandemic.

PARIS, KOMPAS.com – Love in the time of corona has been lonesome for many couples as travel restrictions kept lovers and unmarried couples apart since the coronavirus pandemic.

The long months of waiting may finally be over since governments around the world are showing more understanding of separated couples' plight.

Some governments have introduced measures that would permit a happy and much-anticipated reunion.

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Before the coronavirus pandemic, Frenchman Nicolas Perret would regularly meet his Russia-based partner.

The couple would travel to one or the other country using a tourist visa. But love in the time of corona has kept Nicolas and his partner apart for several months.

"At some point this will all come to an end. We know that much, but no one knows when, or how much harm it will have done," the 50-year-old engineer told AFP, saying they have considered changing jobs, taking up studies again or even getting married in order to reunite.

Some governments permitted married couples and civil partners to get round travel bans and join their other half, but couples lacking official paperwork to prove their relationship were kept separated.

Read also: Indonesia in the Time of Covid-19: Have Health Certificate, Will Travel

The rules — judged unfair by melancholy lovers — prompted a worldwide social media campaign called "Love is Not Tourism".

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