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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.
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CUBA: Country's government updates entry requirements for foreign visitors

The country's government has announced that from 10 January, all foreign tourists travelling to Cuba will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure. The certificate must be issued in two languages - the language of the passenger's country of origin, and English. Upon arrival, tourists will also have to take a second test, the result of which will be ready in a day during which time they must quarantine in hotel accommodation. Visitors must also have medical insurance with coverage for treatment for COVID-19, or purchase a Cuban medical coverage for $30USD.
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INDONESIA: Country updates entry requirements for permitted travellers

The country's government has published updated requirements, restricting entry for foreign nationals to those already holding a valid stay permit (KITAS/KITAP) until at least 14 January 2021. However, all such travellers must undergo hotel quarantine and also require a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained a maximum of 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in addition to quarantine requirements.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Country moves to adjusted COVID-19 alert level 'three' with immediate effect

The country's government has announced that it has entered an adjusted COVID-19 alert level 'three' with immediate effect, from 29 December until at least 15 January. Among the amended restrictions, all indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days and a nationwide curfew will be extended and will be in place between 21.00 and 06.00 (local time) each night. Non-essential establishments must close by 20.00, and it is compulsory for every person to wear a mask in a public place. All beaches, dams, lakes, rivers, public parks and public swimming pools in hotspots will also be closed from 29 December.
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SAUDI ARABIA: Country's government suspends entry for foreign nationals

The country's government has announced that to curb the spread of COVID-19, it has temporarily suspended international flights and entry of foreign nationals to Saudi Arabia. Subject to certain restrictions, some airlines may allow foreign nationals to exit the country, however this excludes countries with the new strain of COVID-19. Passengers should contact their airline for the latest updates and follow the advice of local authorities.
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CZECH REPUBLIC: Country imposes COVID-19 state of emergency and increased restrictions

The country's government has declared that a COVID-19 state of emergency is now in force until at least 22 January, with virus-related restrictions raised to their highest (fifth) level. Updated measures include shop closures and nightly curfews between 21.00 and 05.00 (local time). Health and travel restrictions are also changing frequently, and regions may differ according to the rate of infection.
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ANGOLA: Country's government imposes border restrictions due to concerns over variant COVID-19 strains

The country's government has announced the closure of Angola's air, land, and sea borders to passenger travel to and from Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK from 23.59 (local time) on 26 December due to the emergence of a variant strain of COVID-19; it is currently unclear how long this measure will be in place. Regardless of the travel ban, entry into Angola remains highly restricted as part of the nation's pandemic-related state of calamity, which is in effect until at least 10 January 2021. International travel and internal restrictions therefore remain in place.
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TURKEY: Country's government restricts entry for foreign nationals from the UK, Denmark and South Africa

The country's government has announced that only Turkish citizens, foreign nationals with a residency permit for Turkey, state officials or diplomatic personnel will be now permitted to travel from South Africa, the UK and Denmark to the country on direct flights; passengers must also present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained a maximum of 72 hours prior to their arrival. Passengers will be required to quarantine and will be subjected to a further COVID-19 PCR test seven days later. Weekday and weekends curfews also apply while in-country.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Country's government suspends direct flights to the UK from 24 December 2020

It has been announced that in response to the new variants of COVID-19 in both South Africa and the UK, from 09.00 on 24 December direct flights from South Africa to the UK have been suspended; visitors arriving into England who have been in or transited through South Africa in the previous 10 days will also not be permitted entry. British and Irish Nationals, visa holders and permanent residents will still be able to enter upon completion of a passenger location form but are required to self-isolate for ten days along with their household.
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SEYCHELLES: Country increases entry restrictions for passengers from South Africa from 31 December 2020

The country's government has announced that from 31 December, South Africa will no longer feature on the list of countries from which visitors may travel to Seychelles. In addition, between 23 December and 31 December all visitors arriving from South Africa will not be permitted to stay in their private residence, but will have to book in to a category 'two' establishment for at least 10 days before being tested for COVID-19, and if negative can complete the remaining four days at home or in a category 'one' establishment.
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CZECH REPUBLIC: Country's government extends UK flight suspension until 31 December 2021

In an update to a previous alert, the country's government has now confirmed that it has extended the suspension of all passenger flights from the UK travelling to the Czech Republic until midnight on 31 December. The restrictions have been introduced in response to the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 within parts of the UK.
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GERMANY: Country's government extends UK travel suspension until 6 January 2021

In an update to a previous alert, the country's government has extended its ban on air passenger flights arriving from the UK to Germany to a ban on all forms of transport until Wednesday 6 January 2021. During this period, transport operators are banned from offering plane, bus, ferry and train journeys from the UK to Germany. The restrictions have been introduced in response to the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 within parts of the UK.
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JAPAN: Country's government suspends entry to some UK passengers from 24 December 2020

The country's government has announced that from 24 December, foreign nationals arriving from the UK and in possession of visas issued since 1 October under the 'Global Residence Track' will not be permitted to enter Japan. Quarantine requirements are now also in place for those on the Short-Term Business Trips scheme. The restrictions have been introduced in response to the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 within parts of the UK.
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PHILIPPINES: Country's government suspends UK flights until at least 31 December 2020

The country's government has temporarily suspended flights from the UK to the Philippines starting at 00.01 (local time) on 24 December until 31 December 2020. Passengers not arriving directly from the UK who have been in the UK within 14 days prior to arrival to the Philippines, including those just transiting through the Philippines, are prohibited from entering the country during this period. The restrictions have been introduced in response to the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 within parts of the UK.
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SUDAN: Country's government suspends flights from the UK, Netherlands and South Africa

The country's government has announced it will be restricting air travel from the UK, Netherlands and South Africa from 23 December 2020 until 5 January 2021. The restrictions have been introduced in response to the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 within these countries.
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TUNISIA: Country's government suspends flights with the UK, South Africa and Australia

The country's government has announced the suspension of air links with the UK, South Africa and Australia, from 28 December until further notice. Anyone who has resided or transited through these countries will not be allowed access to Tunisian territory.
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EMIRATES: Airline to resume operations of its Airbus A380 aircraft to São Paulo from January 2021

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will be operating its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on the Dubai-Sao Paulo route between 9-30 January. The Emirates A380 will be deployed four times weekly to Sao Paulo in response to the summer season increase in demand for travel to and from Brazil. This will be the first time that the aircraft returns to South America since the suspension of passenger flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
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SEYCHELLES: Country increases entry restrictions for passengers from the UK from 28 December 2020

The country's government has announced that from Monday 28th December, the United Kingdom will no longer feature on the list of countries from which visitors may travel to Seychelles. These measures will be in effect until the end of January 2021 but may be subject to review before that date.
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EL SALVADOR: Country's government suspends entry to UK arrivals

The country's government has banned travellers who have been in the United Kingdom in the last 30 days or whose flights have included a layover there, according to the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The restrictions have been introduced in response to the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 within parts of the UK.
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