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EASA updated its recommendations of overflights of Iran and Iraq
29 January 2020

EASA has re-evaluated their recommendations on flying over Iran and Iraq.
The Integrated EU Aviation Security Risk Assessment Group met on 28 January 2020 to assess the most recent information related to the safety and security of commercial air transport over Iran and Iraq. As an outcome of this meeting, the temporary recommendations issued by EASA and the EC Commission on 8 January 2020, recommending avoidance of all overflights of Iraq as a precautionary measure, and on 1 January 2020,  recommending avoidance of all overflights of Iran as a precautionary measure, have been withdrawn.

On the basis of the latest information, the Group reaffirmed the position stated in the current published Conflict Zone Information Bulletins (CZIB) for overflights of Iran and Iraq airspace. CZIB-2017-04R5 for Iraq advises airlines to avoid overflights of Iraq except in two specific air corridors. CZIB-2020-01R0 for Iran advises against overflights of Iran at levels below 25,000 feet.


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