We issue the ban according to the Council of Ministers regulations. A spokesman for Polish Air Navigation Services, Paui Shukaszewicz, said it was written in the Notam memo.
NOTAM is operational information related to air carriers. The document states that the ban does not apply to aircraft engaging in humanitarian action.
On Wednesday, the Cabinet Regulation was published in the Journal of Laws, according to which, from Thursday, aircraft used by airlines from Belarus will be banned from entering Polish airspace.
Such a decision of the Polish government is not surprising, because at a summit on Monday, EU leaders agreed to prohibit Belarusian airlines from flying through EU airspace and not being able to reach EU airports.
On Sunday, a Ryanair plane flying from Athens to Vilnius was forced to land in the Belarusian capital Minsk due to misinformation about the explosives it was on board. At Minsk airport, the Belarusian authorities arrested the opposition activist, journalist and blogger Roman Pratasevich, who was on board the plane. The Belarusian authorities confirmed that they had launched the MiG-29 fighter on the passenger machine.