Italy Bans Tourists Arriving From These Middle Eastern Countries

by Suchismita Pal
Italy Bans Tourists Arriving From These Middle Eastern Countries

International travel is gradually reopening in phases. While some nations are allowing entry of foreigners only on essential grounds like health and social work, a few others like South Korea and the Maldives have opened up for tourism as well. In most of these nations, the travellers are required to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Italy too has opened borders for international travel. However, it has banned the entry of passengers from 13 high-risk countries to combat the spread of COVID-19. Read on to know the details.

Italy Bans Entry From 13 Nations, Including 3 Middle Eastern Countries

Italy has prohibited travel from 13 nations, including three middle eastern countries- Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman. Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza has confirmed the same on July 9, 2020. According to Speranza, people who have travelled to or stayed in Oman within the last 14 days will be banned from visiting Italy. The other 10 countries for which Italy has imposed travel bans are as follows:

  1. Chile
  2. Armenia
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Moldova
  5. Panama
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Brazil
  8. North Macedonia
  9. Peru
  10. Dominican Republic

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Daily Case Count In Italy Now Ranges Between 150 And 300

At present, Oman has around 68,400 confirmed coronavirus cases. Kuwait has recorded nearly 61,872 confirmed cases till date. Bahrain has around 37,996 cases now. As per reports, the health minister has said, “Around the world, the pandemic is in its most acute phase. We cannot waste the sacrifices the Italians have made in recent months.” In the first half of the pandemic, Italy was one of the nations recording the highest number of coronavirus cases. Italy has reported a total of around 245,000 confirmed cases, out of which nearly 198,000 patients have recovered.  The daily case count in the nation used to be around 6500 in March, but now it has reduced to 150 to 300.

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Italy is now allowing quarantine-free entry for residents of the Europen Union. Tourists from outside the Schengen free movement zone need to undergo self-isolation for 14 days after reaching Italy. With all the safety protocols in place, travelling abroad is quite complex now. We suggest that you stay at home instead and enjoy some amazing virtual tours. Here’s one to the romantic European city, Paris: