The European Union’s border restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic has left binational single {couples} in limbo, however extra European nations are making exceptions so these {couples} not have to stay separated.

Since March, European nations have shut their borders to noncitizens, basically separating residents of the EU from their international companions.

Final week, the European Fee requested all 27 member nations to open their borders to such {couples}, and to this point 10 have performed so.

A social media marketing campaign with the hashtags #LoveIsNotTourism and #LoveIsEssential has been pushing different EU nations to behave.

Necessities range amongst 10 nations which have made the exception for binational single {couples}; some require paperwork that show the existence of the connection, and others principally take the couple’s phrase with out supporting documentation. Some nations require a quarantine or a COVID-19 take a look at.


Denmark permits entry for the partner, live-in companion, fiance or sweetheart of a Danish nationwide resident, in line with Danish police.

Nevertheless, anybody who’s not a citizen of an EU nation or the UK should current proof of a adverse COVID-19 take a look at taken not more than 72 hours earlier than entry.


Anybody who needs to go to an single companion in Norway should submit a kind on entry that requires the identify and handle of each companions, handle throughout quarantine upon entry and a declaration that the connection has lasted a minimum of 9 months.


The Dutch authorities has an intensive checklist of necessities for single {couples}, particularly that the noncitizen companion is restricted to a most go to of 90 days.

The couple should have been in a relationship for a minimum of three months, and signal an announcement declaring so. The international companion additionally should current proof of a return ticket.

Czech Republic

{Couples} eager to reunite should submit a solemn declaration of their relationship and supporting paperwork, corresponding to a joint lease, a joint checking account or a start certificates for a kid that they had collectively.


Cohabiting companions of Icelandic residents can submit a affirmation of exemption from the journey restrictions to the nation’s directorate of immigration, together with supporting paperwork that show cohabitation.

A young couple with face masks kisses goodbye at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Aug. 3, 2020.
A younger couple with face masks kisses goodbye on the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Aug. 3, 2020.


Single {couples} should produce an invite from the German companion, a declaration of the existence of the connection signed by each companions and proof of earlier visits, corresponding to passport stamps, journey paperwork and airline tickets.


Anybody with a companion in Switzerland can enter if they will present proof of the connection, proof that the couple has been collectively for a while and proof of standard contact, together with letters and emails, passport stamps and images.

Individuals from nations and areas with elevated threat of an infection shall be required to quarantine.


Austria permits entry for “life companions,” no matter how lengthy the connection has existed or whether or not the couple dwell collectively.


In line with the Finnish Border Guard, “individuals arriving within the nation on the premise of a relationship are additionally thought of individuals touring for household issues. In observe, a relationship refers to a romantic relationship. Basically, border inspectors belief the phrases of vacationers. Extra detailed info could also be inquired in remoted instances.”


France’s prime tourism official, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, tweeted final week, “France is organising a particular system for all times companions separated by the closing of borders. From this week, an software for a laissez-passer may be submitted to the consulate the closest.” A laissez-passer is an exemption to the journey ban.

This text initially appeared on USA TODAY: 10 EU nations enable single non-Europeans to go to companions