Latvia restricts flights on border with Belarus
The State Civil Aviation Agency has approved restrictions on airspace near the Latvian-Belarusian border from 16 October until the end of the year
This is reported by Delfi.
The State Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) has approved the introduction of significant airspace restrictions near the Latvian-Belarusian border from 16 October until the end of this year.
The airspace restrictions come into force at midnight on 16 October and will remain in force until the end of the year. They cover the area from Lauder on the Russian border to Medumė on the Lithuanian border, including such settlements as Dagda, Kraslava and part of Daugavpils. The restrictions apply from the ground to an altitude of 2895 metres.
The restrictions are necessary to ensure the unimpeded performance of the tasks of the National Armed Forces (NAF) related to the use of manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles in the area of the Latvian-Belarusian border.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, not associated with the armed forces are prohibited from using the airspace without a flight permit.
The day before, the Latvian government decided to close the Vientuļi and Pededze checkpoints on the border with Russia.