Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced this Wednesday a new expansion of the quarantine requirement for travelers from other European countries.
This measure, which will be in effect until mid-May, implies a negative result of the coronavirus test for access to the transalpine country and a period of five days of quarantine before another test is carried out.
Italy has also extended the entry ban for foreigners from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka due to the Indian variant, which was detected this Tuesday for the first time within the Italian borders. Nevertheless, Italians can still return home from these countries.
In terms of coronavirus cases, Italy exceeded 120,000 deaths this Thursday and has nearly four million accumulated cases.
In particular, the health portfolio registered 14,320 new and 288 deaths this Thursday, bringing the total to 120,544 deaths and 3,995,838 accumulated cases since the pandemic began.