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Ban on drone flights by Russian operators

Commencing 28 February 2022, from 09:15 CET, Russian flights have been banned from using Norwegian airspace. This also applies to flights with unmanned aircraft.

The probation applies to all flights, including drones, operated by Russian natural or legal persons or otherwise controlled by any Russian natural or legal person in Norwegian airspace.

As a consequence of the restrictions, aircraft that the restrictions apply for, are not permitted to fly over Svalbard, Jan Mayen and the Norwegian mainland. The restricted area also includes the airspace over the Norwegian territorial waters (the sea area from the Norwegian baseline and 12 nautical miles). Between the restricted areas that have been established there is international airspace where all aircraft have the opportunity to operate, including Russian aircraft.

The restrictive measures follow from regulations adopted 18 March 2022. The regulations can be found here: