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International travel restrictions stop a lot more than holidays. Millions have been separated from loved ones abroad for a year or more.

Show Notes

The UK is reopening, but not transnational families. Visiting friends or relatives abroad is the second most frequent reason for foreign travel. It's about one in four trips out of the UK, twice the volume of business travel. Travel restrictions have reduced these trips to a trickle. For millions who love across borders, spending time together has been impossible for most of the past year. Even illegal.

Yet, media coverage of travel restrictions has had a near pathological focus on foreign holidays. This week, we hear the voices of those who wait, still, to reunite.

With Arietta Deick, Mary Wooldridge Eligu, Jane Copland and Marion Specker πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‡­πŸ‡· πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ


Show notes

00:00 Intro
04:03 Arietta Deick
06:04 Marion Specker
07:08 Mary Wooldridge Eligu
15:22 Jane Copland
20:03 Outro

πŸ‘€ International travel restrictions stop more than just holidays. My op-ed in The Independent.
πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ Our Side of the Clouds. Jane Copland for Entropy magazine, about the tensions between New Zealanders and their expats.

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What is Borderline?

Borderline is a podcast for defiant global citizens. It believes in openness, discovery and compassion. It resists outrage and seeks wonder. Prosaically, the podcast discusses geopolitics, immigration and lives that straddle borders. If you leave home to get home, Borderline is for you.