Russian Federation has closed its airspace to dozens of European countries on Monday. Russia skies is also closed to Canada, as of today.
The countries banned from Russia’s airspace are:
- British Virgin Islands,
- Czech Republic
- Denmark (including Greenland, the Faroe Islands)
Swiss International Airlines, which is owned by Germany’s Lufthansa, said that it had cancelled flights from Zurich to Moscow despite Switzerland not appearing on Russia’s list of banned countries.
Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) said that planes from banned countries could only enter Russia’s airspace with special permission.
On Sunday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the closure of the entire EU airspace to Russian-linked flights.