Announcement about a Belarusian airline flight through the Bulgarian airspace

In connection with false information provided in various media that the Bulgarian authorities have allowed, despite the sanctions, a Belarusian aircraft to fly through the Bulgarian airspace, we firmly state that at the time of the flight of the Belarusian airline Belavia, which passed through the Bulgarian airspace on June 2, 2021, there was no EU sanctioning act in force prohibiting flights of airlines from Belarus to fly to / from airports and to fly over the territories of the Member States.

The decision on such a ban was adopted on June 4, 2021, followed by Council Regulation (EU) 2021/907 of 4 June 2021 amending Regulation (EC) № 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus, published in the Official Journal of the EU on the same date. The ban is in force from 00:00 on June 5, 2021, for which the aviation authorities in Bulgaria have issued a NOTAM notice.