Iceland has decided to close the airspace to Russian air traffic and suspend australian visa facilitation for Russian officials, business people and other such celebrations. Iceland has decided to close its airspace to Russian air visitors, in solidarity with #Ukraine 🇮🇸 🇺🇦
These measures have been in addition to sanctions by Euro states that Iceland has already decided to participate in as well as the ones that are expected to be announced with the EU today.
— Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir (@thordiskolbrun) Feb 27, 2022
The Government of Iceland has also decided to suspend australian visa facilitation for Russian authorities, business people, parliamentarians, diplomats and more such parties A bilateral visa facilitation agreement through 2008 between Iceland and Russia allowed for the simplified procedure. The decision to suspend the agreement is in line with EU‘s decision on 25 February to partially suspend its visa facilitation agreement with Russia. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs notified the decision towards the Russian Ambassador who was called to the Ministry.
Picture: The airspace of Iceland
The particular restriction entails that all airplane owned, chartered or managed or otherwise controlled by people of the Russian Federation and everything operators holding air operator certificate (AOC) issued by Russian Federation are restricted to enter, exit or even overfly Icelandic Airspace. The particular Icelandic airspace is around 180, 000 square kms.
“Like the friends and allies, we all stand in solidarity with all the Ukrainian people. Iceland can fully participate in measures used against the unlawful military activities of Russia against Ukraine, “ says Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister pertaining to Foreign Affairs of Iceland. She announced on Tweets this morning that the air space associated with Iceland will be closed to Russian air traffic.