Italy has joined other countries in Impose restrictions on travel from India to prevent the spread of a variant of COVID-19 as the Asian nation battles an increase in infections.
Italy’s Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Twitter that there was signed an order prohibiting foreign travelers who have been in India in the last 14 days from entering the country.
India, facing a health crisis, is battling a “double mutation” strain of COVID-19. On Sunday, The country recorded the world’s largest single-day increase in cases for the fourth day in a row.
Italian residents will be allowed to return from India with a negative test result upon departure and one upon arrival and will then have to go into quarantine, the minister said.
To those who were already in Italy and who traveled from India in the last 14 dayss were asked to undergo a swab test.
“Our scientists are working to study the new Indian variant,” Speranza said.