With the coronavirus pandemic still raging across the U.S., it's unlikely Joe Giudice will see his four daughters anytime soon.
According to Hollywood Life, Gia Giudice, 19, Gabriella Giudice, 16, Milania Giudice, 15 and Audriana Giudice, 11, were supposed to travel to Italy next week to see their dad, who's been living there while appealing a 2018 deportation order.
Thanks to a maze of pandemic-related travel restrictions on Americans and their mom, Teresa Giudice's concern for their health, however, the girls' trip appears to have been canceled.
"Teresa's daughters are really disappointed they can't go to Italy to see Joe in August," a source close to the family tells the outlet. The insider adds that, "Teresa's biggest concern is obviously COVID and the kids."
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Last week, the European Union extended its ban on the entry of travelers from the United States. And while some loopholes allow family members to visit relatives, the girls don't appear to qualify, based on current restrictions.
Prior to Joe's relocation, he served 41 months in prison on fraud charges. Although he'd spent his life since age 1 in the U.S., he was born in Italy and never technically acquired American citizenship. The felonies on his record made him subject to deportation — and he has so far lost three appeals in his fight to return home.
The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars are still reportedly optimistic they'll be able to reunite with Joe in October, though.
That's when he's slated to participate in a celebrity boxing match against Ojani Noa (Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband) in the Bahamas. Teresa, who joined her kids on a trip to see Joe in November, is expected to go, as well.
A Bahamas trip seems slightly more feasible than Italy, but it's not without complications. After previously barring Americans from entering the country, the Bahamas recently announced it will allow travelers from the U.S. to visit as long as they apply for a health visa, test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days of their trip and quarantine for two weeks upon arrival, according to USA Today.
"It's all still up in the air and that's really upsetting for the girls," says HL's source. "They haven't seen their dad in months and this is really, really hard for them."
In the meantime, they're making the best of a rough summer, courtesy of some family time on the New Jersey coast.
On Friday, Teresa shared a photo of herself flanked by all four daughters at the Jersey shore.
"My hearts," she captioned the pic. "Love you girls," Joe wrote in the comments.