ROME (Reuters) – Italy on Thursday prohibited entry to individuals originating from 13 nations that it stated presented an excessive rate of COVID-19 infections.
The list assembled by the health ministry consists of Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru and Dominican Republic.
The restriction affects anyone who has actually stayed in or travelled through these countries in the last 14 days, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said in a declaration.
Travellers from all other countries outside the European Union and the Schengen complimentary motion location can pertain to Italy however needs to observe 14 days of quarantine on arrival.
” All over the world the pandemic is in its most intense stage. We can not squander the sacrifices the Italians have actually made in current months,” Speranza stated.
Italy was the very first European nation to be hit hard by the coronavirus after its break out initially emerged on Feb.21
It has actually taped nearly 35,000 deaths but the day-to-day tally of fatalities and brand-new infections have actually diminished to a portion of those seen at the peak of its epidemic in late March.
On Thursday the Civil Protection Company reported 12 deaths over the last 24 hours, below 15 the previous day, while new cases increased to 229 from193
Reporting by Gavin Jones; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle