Amira, 28, had flown all of the way from France to reunite with her long-distance love, only to be stopped by authorities upon her arrival at the airport.
The season 8 star and Andrew, 32, originally planned to self-quarantine there for 14 days after they learned about a “loophole” that other travelers were using to get into the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. Once their lockdown time was up, they would then travel into America together if all went well.
However, their attempt at the loophole didn’t go nearly as smoothly. “After landing in Mexico, Andrew received a message from Amira’s father,” an update from producers read across the screen, revealing the news.
Andrew was absolutely “devastated” over the circumstances and taken aback because he didn’t get a lot of details about why she was held up. The California resident said he had no idea about “where, who, how or what” happened.
This sudden development was likely a big stressor for Amira’s dad, too, considering he previously vented his concerns about Andrew “pressuring” her to go to Mexico.
In the last episode, Amira told her father, Hamdi, she was worried about contracting COVID-19 in the country because of the rising number of cases they had at the time. Amira said Andrew gave her an “ultimatum” and would “resent” her if she didn’t at least give it a shot. “This is not love,” Hamdi argued.
After first meeting online, the couple got engaged in Las Vegas, Nevada, and kick-started the K-1 visa process so they could build a life together. Amira’s visa was approved just days before a travel ban was imposed in the U.S. on citizens from the Schengen Area, including France. With that wrench thrown into their plans, the duo had to quickly figure out a new way to get Amira into America before her visa expired, and it seemingly backfired once she got to Mexico.
Will she be released from detainment? Fans will find out next week!
Season 8 of 90 Day Fiancé airs Sundays at 8/7c on TLC.
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