Iraq extends ban on air travel till July 15

Iraq has extended its ban on regular flights that includes both domestic and international flights until July 15 in the country. The decision has been announced by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority on July 1.

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority stated that emergency, medical evacuation and air cargo flights, as well as, planes that cross Iraqi airspace will be excluded from the ban imposed until July 15. The authorities also confirmed the operation of reparation flights that has been evacuating Iraqis stranded abroad.

Adding to the list of exception, Iraqi Minister of Transport, Nasser al-Shibli, announced that Iraqi Airways will resume commercial flights between Baghdad and Beirut airports starting July 2.

The statement added that the decision was taken after discussions with the Lebanese side and the administrations of the two airports, as they agreed to carry out two flights a week.

The statement also stated that passengers should abide by the health preventive measures followed in both Iraq and Lebanon.

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