Italy on Sunday became the latest country to ban travel from India and moved to imposed a ban anyone who had traveled to India within the past two weeks from entering the country.
Reuters reported that Italy’s heath minister made the announcement, warning of a so-called “double mutant” strain thought to have developed in the country.
“Our scientists are at work to study the new Indian variant,” he said.
Italy’s decision followed similar moves by countries including the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia and others that have leveled travel restrictions of varying strength against India.
The State Department lists India,