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Italy bars entry from 13 ‘high-risk’ countries

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WorldMedia: Italy has closed its borders to 13 countries judged to be a high risk for coronavirus infections, including Bangladesh and Brasil. Source : The Local(Italy).

In a decree on Thursday, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Italy was closed to people travelling from Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic.

The ban applies to everyone who has spent any time in any of those countries within the past 14 days, regardless of nationality or residency.

All direct as well as connecting flights to and from the countries on the list are suspended until further notice.

“Around the world the pandemic is in its most acute phase. We cannot render useless the sacrifices Italians have made in recent months,” said Speranza, who put the decision down to “maximum caution”.

The ban means that people who live in Italy but are currently visiting any of the 13 designated countries will not be able to return home.

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