COVID-19: Italy, S Korea passengers require additional health clearance for entering India


New Delhi,  Passengers traveling from or having visited Italy or South Korea and wanting to enter India will need a certificate of COVID-19 negative from the designated laboratories authorised by the health authorities of these countries, according to the latest travel advisory.The travel advisory from the the Government is in addition to visa restrictions already in place, an official release here said on Thursday.The new restrictions will be enforced from March 10 and is a temporary measure till the cases of COVID-19 subside, it said. Fifteen Italian tourists have tested positive of the deadly virus in India. The European country has reported more than 100 coronavirus deaths and over 3,000 cases. In South Korea, more than 6,000 cases of COVID-19 have emerged, the largest outside mainland China. The death toll stands at 35. The deadly virus, COVID-19 was first detected in China last December and since then spread to more than 50 countries infecting more than 89,000 people worldwide while killing over 3,000 people.