Vistors from Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman have been banned from entering Italy, over fears of COVID-19 transmission.
The Middle Eastern countries are among 13 nations on decree signed by the health ministry in agreement with the foreign, interior and transport ministries. These are Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama and Peru.
According to Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza, "Throughout the world, the pandemic has entered a more acute phase. We cannot throw away the sacrifices made by Italians in recent months."
If you're grounded this summer, don't miss Grazia's Isolation Daycation series, putting the UAE’s top hotels and resorts to the test, paying close attention to the socially distanced safety measures put in place now the ‘new’ normal is well underway.
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