A pandemic-era Valentine’s Day: the binational couples divided by Covid-19

Everything is set for the regular Sunday dinner Brandon and Mari have been holding over the past year. But more than 3,700 miles separate the lovers this Valentine's Day. They will only get to see each other virtually, with one in New York and the other in Oslo. In France, Philippe awaits his partner Lorena after finally receiving authorisation for her to travel to him. It has been a year since they last saw each other. Thousands of couples like them have gathered in online groups, sharing tips and campaigning for countries to open their borders to them, united under the #LoveIsNotTourism hashtag.