USA: Biden Supports Unmarried Partners of US Citizens
International citizens who are in a relationship with a US citizen and who have been stranded in other countries amid the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak may soon be able to reunite.
The speculations that such a decision would become a reality has been raised by the Daily Caller Senior White House Correspondent Christian Datoc, through his Twitter account on 27th January.
Datoc said that according to the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Biden’s administration is seeking to move forward with COVID-19 travel waiver for unmarried binational couples.
“Jen Psaki says the Biden administration is reviewing potentially moving forward with coronavirus travel waivers for non-married international couples and students but has no announcements on a timeline for a decision” Christian Datoc pointed out on his official Twitter account.
Calls to reunite couples
When the global pandemic started to spread across continents, many international couples were left stranded in different countries, without the possibility to see each other for months.
The pandemic has been devastating couples for almost a year now. The only thing that helped them get through the situation was to see that they were not alone in their way.
Many international couples used social media, especially Twitter hashtags #LoveIsEssential and #LoveIsNotTourism, to talk about their problems and urge the authorities to lift the bans and other restrictions to help them reunite with their loved ones.
Many countries in Europe have already started to accept a love contact to allow unmarried couples to travel and see each other despite the pandemic, though others still have not chosen to offer this option. Bi-national couples in the USA have been waiting for the USA to follow, and it looks like they might be getting their wishes soon.
US Entry Requirements
As of 26th January, all travellers, including U.S. citizens and permanent residents, returning to the United States will have to test negative for COVID-19 within three days before their flights, even if the country they are flying from has low testing capacity. Airlines can accept both PCR and rapid antigen tests.
The change to the rule comes after President Joe Biden signed an executive order that made masks mandatory on public transportation and tasked several federal agencies with reviewing how best to implement a quarantine requirement for international travellers upon their arrival to the U.S.
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