Virus travel bans separate families even as lockdowns ease

Many countries have banned non-citizens from entry or even closed their borders altogether, with devastating consequences for some living far from family. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • "I might lose my job, my apartment, my income for quite a while," she said.
  • The 29-year-old was told she might be able to apply for a humanitarian exemption, but with just two days before the funeral, there wasn't time.

When Julie Sergent's father died, she faced an agonising decision: if she travelled from her home in Japan to attend the funeral in France, she wouldn't be allowed back.

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