Italy will ban travelers from Bangladesh, the Italian health ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement said the travel ban would prevent anyone that has stayed in or transitioned through Bangladesh in the past 14 days from entering Italy.
The statement added that due to the worsening coronavirus situation in Bangladesh and India, stricter quarantine measures for people who live in Italy will be imposed, however it did not clarify details.
Some more context: India has now become home to the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak and fears of its spread across the region have prompted some countries in Europe to impose travel restrictions.
On Sunday, the Italian Health Ministry announced a similar travel ban for travelers returning from India. On Monday, two cases of the Indian variant were detected in Italy in a father and daughter that recently returned from India, Luca Zaia a regional governor said.