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Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:25 pm

Did any countries ever shut down their airspace and grounded all domestic and internationally flights due to COVID-19 and I have been wondering that for a while?
 
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Re: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:32 am

I don't think any country shut down airspace per se. Even countries with hard stops on non-residents entering, e.g. NZ and Australia, have allowed air traffic throughout.

Overflights do not spread the virus and you still want that revenue. In practical terms, if you don't want people to enter, you just prohibit passengers from going through immigration.
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Re: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:14 am

India had shut down all International & Domestic Commercial flights from March 2020 for a few months & only permitted Cargo & Relief Passenger flights between few countries for evacuation.
Currently Domestic commercial aviation has opened upto 80% but International ops has not yet commenced apart from Bubble country flights.
With Covishield & Covaxin available from yesterday......There would be a positive change in the Industry soon.
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Re: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:27 pm

HAWK21M wrote:
India had shut down all International & Domestic Commercial flights from March 2020 for a few months & only permitted Cargo & Relief Passenger flights between few countries for evacuation.
Currently Domestic commercial aviation has opened upto 80% but International ops has not yet commenced apart from Bubble country flights.
With Covishield & Covaxin available from yesterday......There would be a positive change in the Industry soon.

Was the airspace over India shutdown as well for a few months?
 
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Re: Countries That Have Closed Airspace Due to COVID-19

Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:11 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
HAWK21M wrote:
India had shut down all International & Domestic Commercial flights from March 2020 for a few months & only permitted Cargo & Relief Passenger flights between few countries for evacuation.
Currently Domestic commercial aviation has opened upto 80% but International ops has not yet commenced apart from Bubble country flights.
With Covishield & Covaxin available from yesterday......There would be a positive change in the Industry soon.

Was the airspace over India shutdown as well for a few months?


No Restrictions on Overflying Aircraft though
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