Russia bans flights for airlines of 36 countries

Russia bans flights for airlines of 36 countries

Russia bans flights for airlines of 36 countries

Written by Zulfick Farzan

28 Feb, 2022 | 7:23 pm

Russia is restricting the flights of airlines from 36 countries, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) said.

“A restriction has been imposed on flights for airlines of 36 countries in accordance with international law as a retaliatory measure for the ban imposed by the European states on the flights of commercial airliners operated by Russian airlines and/or registered in Russia,” the report said.

The countries are as follows: Austria, Albania, Anguilla (a British overseas territory), Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Virgin Islands, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Denmark (including Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the territorial sea), Jersey , Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Estonia.

Flights from these countries can be conducted on a special permit issued by Rosaviatsia or the Russian Foreign Ministry, the agency said.

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