On April 19th, air traffic remains severely disrupted throughout Europe as the crisis enters its fifth day. Millions of passengers have been affected so far as airspace remains closed, or partially closed, in more than 20 European countries. On Monday morning, UK has extended a ban on most flights in its airspace until at least 1900 local time (1800 GMT) while all London airports remain closed. Several airports in Austria, Belarus, Belgium (including Brussels), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including Paris and Lyon airports), Germany (airspace is currently closed), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (including Milan, Venice, Turin and Bologna airports), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands (including Amsterdam Schipol), Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine experienced closures and disruptions throughout the week end.
It is unclear when air traffic will resume in northern Europe. Air traffic could be affected for the next 72 hours.
Passengers should contact their airlines in order to check their flight status before leaving for the airport. If you are abroad and if you need consular assistance, contact the nearest embassy.