Interpersonal touch plays a crucial role in our social interactions and has a positive influence on mental health. The regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic have reduced the ability to engage in interpersonal touch, which could cause touch deprivation thereby influencing our well-being. Our international online survey shows that participants reported feelings of touch deprivation which increased with duration of the COVID-19 regulations. Moreover, a higher longing for touch was associated with increased pleasantness ratings for observed affective and non-affective touch, but also with a reduced quality of life.