April 25, 2021 – 23:39
Italy has joined other countries by imposing travel restrictions from India to avoid the spread of a variant of COVID-19 as the Asian nation struggles with an increase in infections.
Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, said on Twitter that he had signed an order banning foreign travelers who have been to India in the last 14 days to enter the country, writes Reuters, reports Klan Kosova.
Italian residents will be allowed to return from India with a negative COVID-19 result on their departure and one on their arrival and then have to go to quarantine, the minister said.
Those who were already in Italy and who traveled from India in the last 14 days were asked to be quarantined.
“Our scientists are working to study the new Indian variant,” Speranza said.