A Chilean Air Force C-130 Hercules with 38 passengers and crew onboard is reported missing while en route to Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva in Antarctica.
The New Zealand government imposes a mandatory requirement for all travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for New Zealand, beginning January 25. This requirement does not include residents of Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Island countries.
The Argentine Navy rescues four United States Antarctic Program scientists and a contractor stranded on Joinville Island in Antarctica after their icebreaker RV "Laurence M. Gould" encountered thick sea-ice.
Australian icebreaker, "Aurora Australis", runs aground in Antarctica with 68 people on board. There are no reports of injuries. The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said blizzard conditions are hampering attempts to assess damage.