Turkish Cargo project deals a blow to the resignation of its director
EU sanctions Belavia and Cham Wings
02.12.2021 – 02:23 UTC
Permanent representatives of all EU member states agreed to a fifth round of sanctions against Belarus, including against Belavia (B2, Minsk National) and Syria Cham Wings Airlines (6Q, Damascus).
The decision of the Council of the European Union, the intergovernmental body of the EU, was pre-approved at a December 1, 2021 meeting of the body of ambassadors COREPER II. It will be published in the Bloc’s Official Journal on December 2 with details of the sanctions once the Council confirms it, which is expected to happen without further amendment. Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty had reported that the punitive measures would include 17 Belarusian individuals, mainly border guards and judges, 11 companies including Belavia and Cham Wings Airlines. The Syrian carrier is one of two non-Belarusian entities on the list, alongside Turkish travel agent VIP Grub Visa Center. Other companies sanctioned include tire manufacturer Belshina, chemical company Grodno Khimvolokno and oil distributor Belorusneft.
While details of the sanctions have yet to be confirmed, previous reports indicated that Belavia would no longer be …
Morocco, Israel impose two-week travel ban on Omicron
30.11.2021 – 23:28 UTC
Morocco has closed its airports for all inbound flights and Israel has closed its borders to all foreign nationals for two weeks to prevent the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
All flights to Morocco have been suspended from Monday, November 29 at midnight to December 13, 2021, according to a Tweet from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A NOTAM from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Morocco (DGAC) confirmed that all flights to or from Morocco were suspended except for overflights, technical stopovers, cargo flights or repatriation flights from Morocco, with the permission of the authorities. Exceptional authorization for repatriation flights from Morocco must be obtained from the DGAC via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These flights must be made with shortened stopovers and the crew must remain on board.
This came after Morocco had already banned access to all arrivals from southern Africa on November 26 following the UK’s decision to place five southern African countries on its controversial “red list” of countries from which travel is restricted. This has…