Sweden closes airspace to Russian aircraft

Published: 02 March 2022 16:15Updated: 02 March 16:16

The Government of Sweden decided on 27th of February to ban Russian aircraft from Swedish airspace, following a joint EU decision.

Afterwards the Swedish Transport Agency closed down Swedish airspace for Russian aviation which means that all aircraft owned, charted or operated by citizens of the Russian federation, operators holding air operator certificate AOC issued by Russian federation authorities are prohibited to enter, exit or overfly Swedish airspace. Humanitarian, SAR and leased aircraft one-way return flights with the permission of the Swedish Transport Agency and in case of emergency landing och emergency overflight are excluded.

The ordinance entered into force on 28 February 2022.

Sweden closes airspace to Russian aircraft (Press release from the Swedish government).