PHILIPPINES: Country restricts entry to visitors from 20 countries
The country's government has announced that it will close its borders to international arrivals from 20 countries, including South Africa, until at least 15 January, citing the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant internationally. In addition to the UK, locations with lower rates of COVID-19 including Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore also fall under the restriction. International passengers who transit through these locations are also not exempt from the restrictions. However, Filipino citizens will still be able to return to the country; they are required to undergo 14 days of quarantine upon arrival, regardless of COVID-19 test results.