The government wants to ban flights to and from Great Britain and Northern Ireland from January 7 to 13, according to the Cabinet’s list of legislative and program work.

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The government wants to ban flights to and from Great Britain and Northern Ireland from January 7 to 13, according to the Cabinet’s list of legislative and program work.

The current Cabinet regulations issued on December 7, 2020 regarding the air traffic ban will expire at the end of January 6, 2021.

“The draft stipulates that civilian passenger aircraft carrying international flights shall be prohibited from landing from airports located in the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at airports listed in the Civil Airports Registry and landing sites registered in the Landing Zone Register,” the justification reads.

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Given the risk of SARS CoV-2 infection spreading, it is necessary to exercise the right to impose a ban on air traffic, which is essential for the safety of the Republic of Poland, in order to reduce the risk to public health – we read in the justification.

Exceptions to the ban

The ban will not apply to aircraft flying international:

– At the request of the Prime Minister;
With the approval of the head of the Civil Aviation Authority;
– indicated in art. 76 sec 1 of Law 3 July 2002 – Aviation Law;
– implemented to meet the needs of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland and foreign forces within the meaning of the Act of 23 September 1999 on the rules for the stay of foreign forces in the territory of the Republic of Poland and the rules for their movement through this region carrying out tasks on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
Leased before the date of the entry into force of the list, at the request of the tour operator or the entity that represents him.

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The regulation is valid until the end of January 13, 2021.