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    • Minsk quits flights in response to EU sanctions

      Minsk quits flights in response to EU sanctions

      Belarusian national flag carrier Belavia announced steps to retaliate to the EU sanctions imposed earlier this week, Reuters reported. The airline elaborated that it had been forced to cancel flights to eight new countries. At this point the cancelations are due for the period from 27 May to 30. The European Union has urged its airlines to avoid Belarus and its airspace amid outrage over the forced landing in Minsk of a Ryanair jet en route to Lithuania from Greece and the arrest of a dissident journalist on board.

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    • Ukraine bans flights to and from Belarus

      Ukraine bans flights to and from Belarus

      Ukraine will ban flights to and from Belarus from Wednesday and prevent passengers arriving from Belarus from passing through its airports, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Tuesday in a statement on Telegram messenger, Reuters reported. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had announced such a move on Monday amid the growing international condemnation of Belarus’ move to intercept a Ryanair plane and arrest a dissident journalist.

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    • US, European airlines cancel flights to Israel

      US, European airlines cancel flights to Israel

      British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Iberia became the latest of a number of airlines to cancel flights to and from Israel amid rising tension of the escalating conflict in the region, Reuters reported. All companies stated that safety of crew and passengers is essential and will not be put on risk. "The safety and security of our colleagues and customers is always our top priority, and we continue to monitor the situation closely," British Airways said after cancelling its flights to and from Tel Aviv.

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    • Netherlands ban flights from UK amid new Covid-19 strain

      Netherlands ban flights from UK amid new Covid-19 strain

      Netherlands said it would ban all passenger flights from Britain after a new strain of Covid-19 was detected in UK. The ban comes in force from Sunday. The travel ban is intended to remain in place at least until 1 January 2021, the government said in a statement, noting that it is closely following developments and is considering additional measures regarding other modes of transport, Reuters reported.

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