04. June 2021
The European Union has decided to impose sanctions on Belarus in light of the unacceptable incident on 23 May 2021, where a commercial EU aircraft,flying from Athens to Vilnius through Belarusian airspace, was rerouted and forced to land by the Belarusian authorities.
The sanctions entail a flight ban of Belarusian flights over EU air space, including prohibition on landing on EU territory.
Consequently, Belarusian flights will be unable to fly into
the airspace over the Kingdom of Denmark including Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
The flight ban will enter into force at midnight June 4. 2021.
The Danish Minister of Transport, Benny Engelbrecht, says:
- International cooperation is based on the respect for the rules that we have all agreed to. When those rules are breached, it must have consequences.
That is why the EU heads of government on May 24. decided to work for a ban on Belarusian carriers over EU airspace. The Danish Government is fully behind this decision. Now the legal framework is ready, and as a result, Belarusian flights will no longer be welcomed into the airspace of the Kingdom of Denmark.