Iran mandates quarantine for European vacationers

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Feb 2, 2021

Iran has added new coronavirus-related restrictions on vacationers coming from the European Union.

Travelers coming into Iran from the EU should quarantine for 2 weeks upon coming into Iran. They should additionally take a look at adverse for COVID-19, Reuters reported on Monday, citing a authorities spokesman.

The earlier entry requirement was solely a adverse coronavirus take a look at. This nonetheless applies to vacationers from different international locations, in response to the outlet.

Iran is among the international locations most hardest hit by the virus within the Middle East, regardless of the federal government instituting quite a few restrictions in 2020 to mitigate its unfold. Authorities are actually reporting a considerable improve in virus circumstances amongst younger Iranians. Iran registered 6,597 new circumstances on Monday, in response to the state-run Tasnim News Agency.

The EU quarantine follows different associated restrictions. Iranian authorities suspended flights from the United Kingdom in December in an effort to stop the unfold of the brand new coronavirus pressure spreading there. Many different international locations within the European Union are likewise experiencing giant outbreaks this winter.

Relief could possibly be on the horizon. On Monday, Iranian officers stated the primary batch of Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine doses will arrive in Iran this week, the state-run Press TV reported. Iran has but to start administering vaccines.