Italy has banned entry to arrivals from 13 countries deemed to be high risk on Friday amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus.
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."