Ships approaching a port during a sunset

Updated 5 May Worldwide port and aviation restrictions due to war in Ukraine

Published: 05 May 2022

BIMCO helps members navigate measures affecting crew change in the wake of the war in Ukraine. While sanctions have restricted  airborne crew change and Russian ships are banned from ports in a number of countries, Ukrainian citizens have been given visa exemptions by many countries. These exemptions provide much-needed flexibility.

Via an IMO circular letter no. 4525, the Ukrainian government has informed that the following measures are in force: 

1.  Navigation in the territorial sea of Ukraine and access to seapoгts of Ukraine is prohibited to: 

  • Vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation;
  • Vessels whose owner, ship-owner, paгticipants (shareholders, members) ог ultimate beneficiaries of the owners ог ship-owners аге citizens of the Russian Federation, legal entities registered in the territory of the Russian Federation or natural and legal persons subject to special economic and other restrictions measures (sanctions) in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "Оп Sanctions";

2. The entry of ships flying the flag of Ukraine into the poгts of the Russian Federation is prohibited.

As of 9 March, Russian ships are restricted from entering the ports and/or waters in the following areas:

The Ukrainian government has circulated guidelines on hot and cold lay-up via IMO circular letter no. 4534. Notably, section 3 on "Safety Lay-up locations" outlines that "it cannot be argued that the ports of Ukraine are a safe place in full. However, due to hostilities, for ensure the safety of the civilian population and to preserve the port infrastructure the port of Ukraine were closed both for the entry of ships and for the exit".

Index

General (Updated 28 March 2022)

Maritime related companies on EU sanction list  (Updated 2 May 2022)

Europe (Updated 2 May 2022)
Albania (Updated 28 March 2022)
Austria (Updated 2 May 2022)
Australia (Updated 28 March 2022)
Belgium (Updated 2 May 2022)
Bulgaria (Updated 2 May 2022)
Brunei Darussalam (Updated 28 March 2022)
Belarus (Updated 28 March 2022)
Canada (Updated 28 March 2022)
Switzerland (Updated 2 May 2022)
China (Updated 28 March 2022)
Serbia (Updated 28 March 2022)
Montenegro (Updated 2 May 2022)
Cyprus  (Updated 28 March 2022)
Czechia (Updated 2 May 2022)
Germany (Updated 2 May 2022)
Denmark (Updated 2 May 2022)
Algeria (Updated 28 March 2022)
Estonia (Updated 2 May 2022)
Egypt (Updated 28 March 2022)
Spain (Updated 2 May 2022)
Finland (Updated 2 May 2022)
France (Updated 2 May 2022)
United Kingdom (Updated 2 May 2022)
Georgia (Updated 28 March 2022)
Greece (Updated 2 May 2022)
Hong Kong (Updated 28 March 2022)
Croatia (Updated 2 May 2022)
Hungary (Updated 2 May 2022)
Indonesia (Updated 28 March 2022)
Ireland (Updated 2 May 2022)
Iceland (Updated 2 May 2022)
Italy (Updated 2 May 2022)
Japan (Updated 28 March 2022)
Korea (Updated 28 March 2022)
Liechtenstein (Updated 2 May 2022)
Liberia (Updated 28 March 2022)
Lithuania (Updated 2 May 2022)
Luxembourg (Updated 2 May 2022)
Latvia (Updated 2 May 2022)
Moldova (Updated 2 May 2022)
Montenegro (Updated 2 May 2022)
Malta (Updated 2 May 2022)
Mexico (Updated 28 March 2022)
Netherlands (Updated 2 May 2022)
Norway (Updated 2 May 2022)
New Zealand (Updated 28 March 2022)
Poland (Updated 2 May 2022)
Portugal (Updated 2 May 2022)
Romania (Updated 2 May 2022)
Serbia (Updated 2 May 2022)
Russian Federation (Updated 28 March 2022)
Sweden (Updated 2 May 2022)
Singapore (Updated 28 March 2022)
Slovenia (Updated 28 March 2022)
Slovakia (Updated 28 March 2022)
Thailand (Updated 28 March 2022)
Turkey (Updated 28 March 2022)
Taiwan (Updated 28 March 2022)
United States (Updated 2 May 2022)

General

General guidelines issued by IMO:
Seafarers should proceed in an organized manner to the borders of Ukraine to leave the county through safe corridors.
Organization of transportation of the crew members and changing of the crew should be done by your agents, who will communicate with local military administrations. For the Ukrainian ports of Yuzhiny, Chornomorsk and Odesa the safest directions are to the borders of Moldova and Romania.

Crew members of vessels located in other ports of Ukraine should follow the safest humanitarian corridors depending on conditions in those regions. Recommended countries for departure are Romania, Poland, Moldova, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Maritime related companies on EU sanction list

  • Sevmash
  • SOVCOMFLOT
  • UNITED SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION
  • United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC
  • Amur Shipbuilding Factory PJSC
  • AO Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing JSC
  • Dalzavod Ship-Repair Center
  • JSC Shipyard Vympel
  • Nerpa Shipyard
  • Novorossiysk Shipyard JSC
  • R. Ye. Alekseyev Central Design Bureau for Hydrofoil Ships
  • Rybinsk Shipyard Engineering
  • Severnaya Verf Shipbuilding Factory
  • Ship Maintenance Center Zvezdochka
  • Yaroslavl Shipbuilding Factory

Europe

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Albania

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

Albania joined without any hesitation the restrictive measures taken by the EU against Russia. The following are the restrictions the EU has implemented.

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.

 
As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://punetejashtme.gov.al/en/ministrja-xhacka-prezanton-sanksionet-e-shqiperise-ndaj-rusise-gati-te-ofrojme-ndihma-ne-materiale-ushtarake-dhe-spitalore-per-ukrainen/

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

Albania joined without any hesitation the restrictive measures taken by the EU against Russia, meaning: There is a ban on all Russian vessels, belonging to any individual that facilitated the invasion of Ukraine. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Useful links

https://punetejashtme.gov.al/en/ministrja-xhacka-prezanton-sanksionet-e-shqiperise-ndaj-rusise-gati-te-ofrojme-ndihma-ne-materiale-ushtarake-dhe-spitalore-per-ukrainen/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

Albania joined without any hesitation the restrictive measures taken by the EU against Russia, meaning: There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Useful links

https://punetejashtme.gov.al/en/ministrja-xhacka-prezanton-sanksionet-e-shqiperise-ndaj-rusise-gati-te-ofrojme-ndihma-ne-materiale-ushtarake-dhe-spitalore-per-ukrainen/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://punetejashtme.gov.al/en/ministrja-xhacka-prezanton-sanksionet-e-shqiperise-ndaj-rusise-gati-te-ofrojme-ndihma-ne-materiale-ushtarake-dhe-spitalore-per-ukrainen/

Austria

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Australia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

Australia joined the restrictive measures taken by the EU and others against Russia. The following are the restrictions implemented by the EU:

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/australia-joins-uk-and-us-sanctioning-key-russian-oligarchs

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is partially closed.

Applies from 2022-03-28

These sanctions measures will apply to the Donetsk, Luhansk, Crimea
and Sevastopol regions of Ukraine from 28 March 2022.Travel bans on declared persons
The Minister for Foreign Affairs may declare a person for a travel ban if: (a) the Minister is satisfied that the person or entity is, or has been, engaging in an activity or performing a function that is of economic or strategic significance to Russia
(b) the person is a current or former Minister or senior official of the Russian Government
(c) the Minister is satisfied that the person or entity is responsible for, or complicit in, the threat to the
sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
(d) the person is an immediate family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Useful links

https://www.dfat.gov.au/sites/default/files/sanctions-snapshot-russia-ukraine-regime.pdf https://www.dfat.gov.au/international-relations/security/sanctions

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Australia joined the restrictive measures taken by the EU against Russia, meaning: There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.The Minister for Foreign Affairs may declare a person for a travel ban if:

the Minister is satisfied that the person or entity is responsible for, or complicit in, the threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
the Minister is satisfied that the person or entity is, or has been, engaging in an activity or performing a function that is of economic or strategic significance to Russia
the person is a current or former Minister or senior official of the Russian Government
the person is an immediate family member of a person mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c).

Belgium

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Bulgaria

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Brunei Darussalam

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Brunei Darussalam expresses concern over the escalation of tensions and military actions in Ukraine, and continues to closely monitor developments in the country, but has yet to apply any sanctions against Russia.

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Brunei Darussalam expresses concern over the escalation of tensions and military actions in Ukraine, and continues to closely monitor developments in the country, but is yet to apply any sanctions against Russia.

VISA Exemptions for Russia

Brunei Darussalam expresses concern over the escalation of tensions and military actions in Ukraine, and continues to closely monitor developments in the country, but is yet to apply any sanctions against Russia.

Belarus

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Russia is currently supported by Belarus in the invasion of Ukraine

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Russia is currently supported by Belarus in the invasion of Ukraine

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Do not flee to Belarus if you are a refugee from Ukraine, instead, flee to either Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia or Moldova.

Useful links

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/information-for-us-citizens-in-Ukraine.html

Canada

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are fully banned

Applies from 2024-02-01 until -

Canada is prohibiting Russian ships from docking in Canada or passing through Canadian waters. These measures were taken in order to put further pressure on Russia’s leadership, this entered into force on March 6, 2022.

The Regulations prohibit any ship that is registered in Russia or used, leased or chartered, in whole or in part, by or on behalf of or for the benefit of Russia, a person in Russia or a designated person from docking in Canada or passing through Canadian waters.

The Regulations also prohibit the export, sale, supply or shipping of goods listed in Schedule 4, to Russia or to any person in Russia for their use in offshore oil (depth greater than 500m), shale oil or Arctic oil exploration and production. This includes a ban on the provision of any financial, technical or other services related to the goods subject to this prohibition.

Useful links

https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-relations_internationales/sanctions/russia-russie.aspx?lang=eng

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

No travel ban has as of march 17 been imposed.

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Switzerland

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

Switzerland has adopted the EU sanctions against Russia. There is a travel ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

Switzerland has adopted the EU sanctions against Russia. There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

China

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

China's stance on the conflict is neutral, therefore no restrictions have been set into action.

Useful links

https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx_662805/202203/t20220302_10646982.html

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

China's stance on the conflict is neutral, therefore no restrictions have been set into action.

Useful links

https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx_662805/202203/t20220302_10646982.html

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

China's stance on the conflict is neutral, therefore no restrictions have been set into action.

Useful links

https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx_662805/202203/t20220302_10646982.html

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is no Visa ban.

China's stance on the conflict is neutral, therefore no restrictions have been set into action.

Useful links

https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx_662805/202203/t20220302_10646982.html

Serbia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Although Montenegro has opted to use the same sanctions as the EU, no formal confirmation has been issued by the government

Useful links

https://balkaninsight.com/2022/03/07/montenegro-putting-restrictions-on-russia-on-hold-activists-claim/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

True

Although Montenegro has opted to use the same sanctions as the EU, no formal confirmation has been issued by the government. Nationals of the Russian Federation may, in accordance with concluded international agreements on mutual travel of nationals, enter, pass through the territory of and stay in Montenegro up to 30 days, with a valid travel document issued by Russian Federation.

Nationals of the Russian Federation may enter, pass through the territory and stay in Montenegro up to 90 days, with a valid passport, without a visa, from April 1, 2021 until October 31, 2021.

Useful links

https://balkaninsight.com/2022/03/07/montenegro-putting-restrictions-on-russia-on-hold-activists-claim/

Montenegro

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Although Montenegro has opted to use the same sanctions as the EU, no formal confirmation has been issued by the government

Useful links

https://balkaninsight.com/2022/03/07/montenegro-putting-restrictions-on-russia-on-hold-activists-claim/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

True

Although Montenegro has opted to use the same sanctions as the EU, no formal confirmation has been issued by the government. Nationals of the Russian Federation may, in accordance with concluded international agreements on mutual travel of nationals, enter, pass through the territory of and stay in Montenegro up to 30 days, with a valid travel document issued by Russian Federation.

Nationals of the Russian Federation may enter, pass through the territory and stay in Montenegro up to 90 days, with a valid passport, without a visa, from April 1, 2021 until October 31, 2021.

Useful links

https://balkaninsight.com/2022/03/07/montenegro-putting-restrictions-on-russia-on-hold-activists-claim/

Cyprus

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Czechia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Germany

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Denmark

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Algeria

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

No statement has been given by the Algerian government.

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

No statement has been given by the Algerian government.

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

No statement has been given by the Algerian government.

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is no Visa ban.

Algeria encourages its citizens in Ukraine to evacuate to nearby countries, Romania, Poland and Hungary. The government has yet to initiate any sanctions against Russia or Ukraine.

Useful links

http://www.mae.gov.dz/default_en.aspx

Estonia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Egypt

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Russia and Egypt have deep historical ties, and no sanction has been initiated towards Russia. The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi, is however thankful that Russia facilitated the exit for the Egyptian people in Ukraine.

Useful links

https://www.sis.gov.eg/Story/164805?lang=en-us

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Russia and Egypt have deep historical ties, and no sanction has been initiated towards Russia. The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi, is however thankful that Russia facilitated the exit for the Egyptian people in Ukraine.

Useful links

https://www.sis.gov.eg/Story/164805?lang=en-us

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Russia and Egypt have deep historical ties, and no sanction has been initiated towards Russia. The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi, is however thankful that Russia facilitated the exit for the Egyptian people in Ukraine.

Useful links

https://www.sis.gov.eg/Story/164805?lang=en-us

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is no Visa ban.

No action has been taken by Egypt.

Useful links

https://www.sis.gov.eg/Story/164805?lang=en-us

Spain

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-against-belarus/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/internationaal-ondernemen/landenoverzicht/oekraine/sancties

Finland

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

France

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

United Kingdom

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are fully banned

Applies from 2022-02-28 until -

The Department for Transport does not consider it appropriate for Russian vessels to continue the enter UK ports. From this point onwards, UK ports are asked not to provide access to any ship which they have reason to believe is: - Owned, controlled, chartered, or operated by any person connected with Russia. - Owned, controlled, chartered or operated by Designated Persons. - Flying the Russian flag. - Registered in Russia.

Useful links

https://twitter.com/grantshapps/status/1498324731635843074

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is partially closed.

Designated individuals will be refused leave to enter or remain in the UK. Any application they make for a visa to travel to the UK, including for transit purposes, will be refused. Any foreign national who is subject to a travel ban under the Regulations, and who is currently in the UK, will have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled and steps will be taken to remove them from the UK.

If you are the subject of an immigration sanction and try to travel to the UK, carriers are required to deny you boarding.

Useful links

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/russia-sanctions-guidance/russia-sanctions-guidance

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a full Visa ban

Designated individuals will be refused leave to enter or remain in the UK. Any application they make for a visa to travel to the UK, including for transit purposes, will be refused. Any foreign national who is subject to a travel ban under the Regulations, and who is currently in the UK, will have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled and steps will be taken to remove them from the UK.

If you are the subject of an immigration sanction and try to travel to the UK, carriers are required to deny you boarding.

Useful links

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/russia-sanctions-guidance/russia-sanctions-guidance

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/russia-sanctions-guidance/russia-sanctions-guidance

Georgia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Applies from 2022-02-26 until -

Georgia does not plan to engage in the financial and economic sanctions, imposed by the EU.

Useful links

https://www.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=574&info_id=81375

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Georgia does not plan to engage in the sanctions, imposed by the EU.

Useful links

https://www.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=574&info_id=81375

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Applies from 2022-02-26

Georgia does not plan to engage in the financial and economic sanctions, imposed by the EU.

Useful links

https://www.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=574&info_id=81375

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is no Visa ban.

Georgia does not plan to engage in the financial and economic sanctions, imposed by the EU.

Useful links

https://www.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=574&info_id=81375

Greece

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Hong Kong

Port Restrictions

Applies from 2022-02-26

Wang Yi (Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China) said, China disapproves of the use of sanctions to solve problems, still less unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law. It has long been proved that sanctions, far from being a solution, will only create new problems. Sanctions will not only cause a lose-lose or all-lose situation in economy, but also disrupt or impact on the political settlement process.

Wang Yi said, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has always fulfilled its responsibility to maintain international peace and security. We believe that should the Security Council take action, it should contribute to a political settlement of the current crisis rather than instigate new antagonism and confrontation. In view of this, when the Security Council discussed the resolution related to the Ukraine issue, China prevented quoting expressions that contain the authorization of the use of force and sanctions. China will continue to play a constructive role in seeking and realizing peace.

Useful links

http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/Topics/gjfz/202202/t20220227_10645996.htm

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-26

Wang Yi (Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China) said, China disapproves of the use of sanctions to solve problems, still less unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law. It has long been proved that sanctions, far from being a solution, will only create new problems. Sanctions will not only cause a lose-lose or all-lose situation in economy, but also disrupt or impact on the political settlement process.

Wang Yi said, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has always fulfilled its responsibility to maintain international peace and security. We believe that should the Security Council take action, it should contribute to a political settlement of the current crisis rather than instigate new antagonism and confrontation. In view of this, when the Security Council discussed the resolution related to the Ukraine issue, China prevented quoting expressions that contain the authorization of the use of force and sanctions. China will continue to play a constructive role in seeking and realizing peace.

Useful links

http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/Topics/gjfz/202202/t20220227_10645996.htm

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Applies from 2022-02-26

Wang Yi (Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China) said, China disapproves of the use of sanctions to solve problems, still less unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law. It has long been proved that sanctions, far from being a solution, will only create new problems. Sanctions will not only cause a lose-lose or all-lose situation in economy, but also disrupt or impact on the political settlement process.

Wang Yi said, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has always fulfilled its responsibility to maintain international peace and security. We believe that should the Security Council take action, it should contribute to a political settlement of the current crisis rather than instigate new antagonism and confrontation. In view of this, when the Security Council discussed the resolution related to the Ukraine issue, China prevented quoting expressions that contain the authorization of the use of force and sanctions. China will continue to play a constructive role in seeking and realizing peace.

Useful links

http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/Topics/gjfz/202202/t20220227_10645996.htm

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is no Visa ban.

Wang Yi (Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China) said, China disapproves of the use of sanctions to solve problems, still less unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law. It has long been proved that sanctions, far from being a solution, will only create new problems. Sanctions will not only cause a lose-lose or all-lose situation in economy, but also disrupt or impact on the political settlement process.

Wang Yi said, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has always fulfilled its responsibility to maintain international peace and security. We believe that should the Security Council take action, it should contribute to a political settlement of the current crisis rather than instigate new antagonism and confrontation. In view of this, when the Security Council discussed the resolution related to the Ukraine issue, China prevented quoting expressions that contain the authorization of the use of force and sanctions. China will continue to play a constructive role in seeking and realizing peace.

Useful links

http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/Topics/gjfz/202202/t20220227_10645996.htm

Croatia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Hungary

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Indonesia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Applies from 2022-02-28

As of March 17, no sanctions have been made against Russia by the Indonesian government.

Useful links

https://kemlu.go.id/portal/en/read/3369/berita/indonesia-urges-un-member-states-to-pay-heed-to-humanitarian-interests-in-the-ukraine-crisis

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

No information available

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

No information available

Ireland

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Iceland

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

Because of its participation in the European Economic Area (EEA), Iceland implements the same sanctions regime as the European Union.
The following is the sanctions implemented by the EU:

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Enforcement

Customs and police authorities enforce sanctions legislation in co-operation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Ministry issues sanctions regulations, customs and police authorities investigate breaches of the legislation.

Useful links

https://www.government.is/topics/foreign-affairs/legal-affairs/sanctions/

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

Because of its participation in the European Economic Area (EEA), Iceland implements the same sanctions regime as the European Union. This means: A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.government.is/topics/foreign-affairs/legal-affairs/sanctions/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

celand implements restrictive and security measures adopted by the:

UN Security Council on the basis of Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations, for the purpose of maintaining international peace and security and/or of securing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms
European Union (EU) on the basis of a statement made by the Member States of the EU and EFTA on a political dialogue, which is a part of the EEA (European Economic Area) Agreement of 1992
Organizaton for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Sanctions Lists

Because of its participation in the European Economic Area (EEA), Iceland implements the same sanctions regime as the European Union.
Enforcement

Customs and police authorities enforce sanctions legislation in co-operation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Ministry issues sanctions regulations, customs and police authorities investigate breaches of the legislation. Prosecutors prosecute cases before the regular courts

Useful links

https://www.government.is/topics/foreign-affairs/legal-affairs/sanctions/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.government.is/topics/foreign-affairs/legal-affairs/sanctions/

Italy

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Japan

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-25

Japan strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a result of this Japan has adopted the sanctions by the EU and others.

Japan has yet to adopt any bans on common ships, except ships belonging or affiliated with Sovcomflot.

As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.mofa.go.jp/press/release/press6e_000371.html

https://japan.kantei.go.jp/ongoingtopics/pdf/jp_stands_with_ukraine_eng.pdf

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-25

No travel ban has as of march 17 been imposed.

Useful links

https://www.mofa.go.jp/press/release/press6e_000371.html

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-25

Japan strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a result of this Japan will suspend the issuance of visas to Japan for designated individuals related to Russia and freeze the assets held by designated individuals and entities related to Russia in Japan.

Useful links

https://www.mofa.go.jp/press/release/press6e_000371.html

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is no Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-03-11

Japan stands with Ukraine and has offered visa extensions to any Ukrainians in Japan who wish to receive one. As well as accepting evacuees from Ukraine into Japan.

Useful links

https://japan.kantei.go.jp/ongoingtopics/pdf/jp_stands_with_ukraine_eng.pdf

Korea

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-28

The Korean government has strongly condemned Russia's armed invasion of Ukraine. As a responsible member of the international community, the Korean government has decided to actively join the international community’s efforts, including economic sanctions, for a peaceful resolution of the situation. While Korea has made economic sanctions against Russia, no ban on vessels or ships has been implemented, except ships that are at least 50% owned by the Russian government.

Useful links

https://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/brd/m_5676/view.do?seq=322003&page=2

https://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/brd/m_5676/view.do?seq=322012&page=1

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-28

The Korean government has strongly condemned Russia's armed invasion against Ukraine. As a responsible member of the international community, the Korean government has decided to actively join the international community’s efforts, including economic sanctions, for a peaceful resolution of the situation. While Korea has made economic sanctions against Russias, no flight sanctions has been made.

Useful links

https://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/brd/m_5676/view.do?seq=322003&page=2

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Applies from 2022-02-28

The Korean government has strongly condemned Russia's armed invasion against Ukraine. As a responsible member of the international community, the Korean government has decided to actively join the international community’s efforts, including economic sanctions, for a peaceful resolution of the situation. While Korea has made economic sanctions against Russias, no visa or flight sanctions has been made.

Useful links

https://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/brd/m_5676/view.do?seq=322003&page=2

Liechtenstein

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

Lichtenstein condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and has therefore opted to adopt the same sanctions as the EU.
The following are the EU sanctions:

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-03-01

Lichtenstein condems the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and have therefor opted to adopt the same sanctions as the EU. A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-03-01

Lichtenstein condems the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and have therefor opted to adopt the same sanctions as the EU. There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Liberia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Applies from 2022-02-25

As of now Liberia condemns the actions of Russia, but is yet to implement sanctions against them.“The Republic of Liberia condemns this new wave of unprovoked aggression and attacks on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and by extension, other neighboring countries.” President Weah of the Republic of Liberia

Useful links

https://www.llv.li/medienmitteilungen/detail/5024/krieg-in-der-ukraine-schneller-nachvollzug-der-eu-sanktionen-durch-liechtenstein

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-25

As of now Liberia condemns the actions of Russia, but is yet to implement sanctions against them.“The Republic of Liberia condemns this new wave of unprovoked aggression and attacks on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and by extension, other neighboring countries.” - President Weah of the Republic of Liberia

Useful links

https://www.llv.li/medienmitteilungen/detail/5024/krieg-in-der-ukraine-schneller-nachvollzug-der-eu-sanktionen-durch-liechtenstein

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Applies from 2022-02-25

As of now Liberia condemns the actions of Russia, but is yet to implement sanctions against them.“The Republic of Liberia condemns this new wave of unprovoked aggression and attacks on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and by extension, other neighboring countries.” President Weah of the Republic of Liberia

Useful links

https://www.llv.li/medienmitteilungen/detail/5024/krieg-in-der-ukraine-schneller-nachvollzug-der-eu-sanktionen-durch-liechtenstein

Lithuania

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Luxembourg

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Latvia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Moldova

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Moldova is staying neutral and wont join the sanctions against Russia.

Useful links

https://interfax.com/newsroom/top-stories/74843/

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Moldova is staying neutral and wont join the sanctions against Russia.

Useful links

https://interfax.com/newsroom/top-stories/74843/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Moldova is staying neutral and wont join the sanctions against Russia.

Useful links

https://interfax.com/newsroom/top-stories/74843/

Montenegro

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Montenegro is continuing its policy of 100-percent agreement with the EU’s foreign policy and has therefore adopted the EU sanctions against Russia. There is a flight ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Useful links

https://www.gov.me/en/article/allies-are-united-in-condemning-aggression-nato-calls-on-russia-to-stop-the-war

Malta

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

Mexico

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Mexico has declined to impoose economic sanctions on russia

Useful links

https://www.reuters.com/world/mexicos-president-says-will-not-take-any-economic-sanctions-against-russia-2022-03-01/

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Mexico has declined to impose economic sanctions on Russia. As of march 17, there have been no travel bans.

Useful links

https://www.reuters.com/world/mexicos-president-says-will-not-take-any-economic-sanctions-against-russia-2022-03-01/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Mexico has declined to impoose economic sanctions on russia

Useful links

https://www.reuters.com/world/mexicos-president-says-will-not-take-any-economic-sanctions-against-russia-2022-03-01/

Netherlands

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-against-belarus/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/internationaal-ondernemen/landenoverzicht/oekraine/sancties

Norway

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Norway adopts all the EU sanctions, but will still keep their seaports open to Russian ships.

Useful links

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/norway-strongly-condemns-russian-attacks/id2902211/

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Norway adopts all the EU sanctions, but will still keep their seaports open to Russian ships. A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/norway-strongly-condemns-russian-attacks/id2902211/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Norway adopts all the EU sanctions, but will still keep their seaports open to Russian ships. There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/norway-strongly-condemns-russian-attacks/id2902211/

New Zealand

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Travel bans have been implemented by the New Zealand government against ships from sanctioned individuals entering New Zealand waters or airspace. This applies to all individuals associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Useful links

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/countries-and-regions/europe/ukraine/russian-invasion-of-ukraine/

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is partially closed.

Travel bans have been implemented by the New Zealand government against individuals associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Useful links

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/countries-and-regions/europe/ukraine/russian-invasion-of-ukraine/

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Travel bans have been implemented by the New Zealand government against individuals associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is no Visa ban.

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is prioritising urgent visa applications from Ukrainian nationals.
For information on visa applications please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website at immigration.govt.nz
Staff at New Zealand Embassies in Poland and elsewhere are not able to assist with filling out application forms or making an application, or provide advice on visa applications or other visa matters. If you have any questions about the application process please check the INZ website Apply for a visa | Immigration New Zealand or call +64-9-914-4100 between 8am – 10pm NZ time (8pm – 10am Warsaw time).
Your New Zealand based family can also call INZ toll free on 64508558855 to obtain information about the visa application process.
Ukrainian citizens who already hold valid New Zealand visas are also now able to enter New Zealand without waiting for the borders to reopen, as long as they meet COVID-19 health requirements to travel. See here: Reopening the New Zealand border | Immigration New Zealand
The Government is also considering further measures for wider family members of Ukrainians in New Zealand. Please monitor the Ukraine webpage on the Immigration New Zealand website for updates: Important information for Ukrainian nationals | Immigration New Zealand
Partners and dependent children of New Zealand citizens or residents are able to apply for a visa or a border exception. Anyone who wants to apply for a visa (in Ukraine or in another country) should apply online via the website: Apply for a visa | Immigration New Zealand.
Most other visa applications are currently closed to people offshore however those who meet the relevant criteria are able to make border exception requests. Information about border exception criteria is available here: Request for travel to New Zealand | Immigration New Zealand
The Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Kyiv is currently closed with no timeframe on when it will reopen.

Poland

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-against-belarus/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/internationaal-ondernemen/landenoverzicht/oekraine/sancties

Portugal

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-against-belarus/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/internationaal-ondernemen/landenoverzicht/oekraine/sancties

Romania

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-against-belarus/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/internationaal-ondernemen/landenoverzicht/oekraine/sancties

Serbia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

No sanctions have been imposed by the Serbian government.

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/press-service/statements/statement-permanent-representative-republic-serbia-united-nations

https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/press-service/news/selakovic-presented-conclusion-national-security-council-ukrainian-ambassador

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

No sanctions have been imposed by the Serbian government.

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/press-service/statements/statement-permanent-representative-republic-serbia-united-nations

https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/press-service/news/selakovic-presented-conclusion-national-security-council-ukrainian-ambassador

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

No sanctions have been imposed by the Serbian government.

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/press-service/statements/statement-permanent-representative-republic-serbia-united-nations https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/press-service/news/selakovic-presented-conclusion-national-security-council-ukrainian-ambassador

Russian Federation

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is partially closed.

Applies from 2022-02-24 until 2022-03-14

Due to the closure of airspace in several regions of Southern Russia, some Aeroflot and Rossiya Airlines flights have been canceled.
Canceled flights from 24 February to 14 March 2022
Flights between the following destinations have been canceled:
• Moscow (Sheremetyevo) — Rostov-on-Don
• Moscow (Sheremetyevo) — Krasnodar
• Moscow (Sheremetyevo) — Anapa
• Moscow (Sheremetyevo) — Stavropol
• Moscow (Sheremetyevo) — Belgorod
• Moscow (Sheremetyevo) — Voronezh
• Moscow (Sheremetyevo) — Simferopol
• Saint Petersburg — Anapa
• Saint Petersburg — Krasnodar
• Saint Petersburg — Gelendzhik
• Saint Petersburg — Rostov-on-Don
• Saint Petersburg — Simferopol
• Saint Petersburg — Krasnodar
• Saint Petersburg — Sochi
• Yerevan — Rostov-on-Don
• Yerevan — Voronezh
• Yerevan — Krasnodar

Useful links

https://www.aeroflot.ru/xx-en/cancellations

Sweden

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-against-belarus/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/internationaal-ondernemen/landenoverzicht/oekraine/sancties

Singapore

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-03-05

Singapore has yet to adopt any bans on common ships, except ships belonging to or affiliated with the state-owned Sovcomflot.
The following is from the official press release:
"Financial institutions in Singapore will be prohibited from the following:...

..(d) Entering into transactions or arrangements, or providing financial services that facilitate fund raising by:

the Russian government;
the Central Bank of the Russian Federation;
any entity owned or controlled by them or acting on their direction or behalf.
The prohibitions apply to buying and selling new securities, providing financial services that facilitate new fund raising by, and making or participate in the making of any new loan to the above entities.

The Singapore Government and Monetary Authority of Singapore will also cease investing in newly issued securities of the above entities...."

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2022/02/20220228-Ministerial-Statement

https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2022/03/20220305-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-28

No travel ban has been issued by the Singaporean government against Russia. "Singapore has always complied fully with sanctions and decisions of the UN Security Council, but we have rarely acted to impose sanctions on other countries in the absence of binding Security Council decisions or directions. However, given the unprecedented gravity of the Russian attack on Ukraine, and the unsurprising veto by Russia of a draft Security Council resolution, Singapore intends to act in concert with many other like-minded countries to impose appropriate sanctions and restrictions against Russia. In particular, we will impose export controls on items that can be used directly as weapons in Ukraine to inflict harm or to subjugate the Ukrainians. We will also block certain Russian banks and financial transactions connected to Russia. The specific measures are being worked out and will be announced shortly." -Dr Vivian Balakrishnan minister for foreign affairs.

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2022/02/20220228-Ministerial-Statement

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Applies from 2022-02-28

"Singapore has always complied fully with sanctions and decisions of the UN Security Council, but we have rarely acted to impose sanctions on other countries in the absence of binding Security Council decisions or directions. However, given the unprecedented gravity of the Russian attack on Ukraine, and the unsurprising veto by Russia of a draft Security Council resolution, Singapore intends to act in concert with many other like-minded countries to impose appropriate sanctions and restrictions against Russia. In particular, we will impose export controls on items that can be used directly as weapons in Ukraine to inflict harm or to subjugate the Ukrainians. We will also block certain Russian banks and financial transactions connected to Russia. The specific measures are being worked out and will be announced shortly." -Dr Vivian Balakrishnan minister for foreign affairs. No visa Exemptions have been made.

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2022/02/20220228-Ministerial-Statement

Slovenia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-against-belarus/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/internationaal-ondernemen/landenoverzicht/oekraine/sancties

Slovakia

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

According to council decision (CFSP) 2022/578 of 8 April 2022 Article 4ha, Switzerland, the European Economic Area and the Western Balkans has agreed on the following:

  1. It shall be prohibited after 16 April 2022 to provide access to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia.
  2. Paragraph 1 shall apply to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022.
  3. For the purposes of this Article, a vessel means:
    1. a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
    2. a yacht, of 15 meters in length or more, which does not carry cargo and carrying no more than 12 passengers; or
    3. recreational craft or personal watercraft as defined in Directive 2013/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a vessel in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge, of an emergency port call for reasons of maritime safety, or for saving life at sea.
  5. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorise a vessel to access a port, under such conditions as they deem appropriate, after having determined that the access is necessary for:
    1. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium, iron ore, as well as certain chemical and iron products;
    2. the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Decision;
    3. humanitarian purposes;
    4. transport of nuclear fuel and other goods strictly necessary for the functioning of civil nuclear capabilities; or
    5. the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, until 10 August 2022.
  6. The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 5 within two weeks of the authorisation.
  7. The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this Article.


As stated in The EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/430, article 1aa: "It shall be prohibited to directly or indirectly engage in any transaction with:
(a) a legal person, entity or body established in Russia, which is publically controlled or with over 50 % public
ownership or in which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has the right to participate in profits
or with which Russia, its Government or the Russian Central Bank has other substantial economic relationship,
as listed in Annex X ...".

The EU Council can also adopt any other restrictions on traffic and transport it deems necessary, as permitted by international conventions. For example, regulations can be imposed to ban the loading and unloading of cargo to and from ships that are directly or indirectly controlled by a certain company.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022D0430

https://um.fi/international-sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-09-15

A ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Russian carriers of all kinds, sanctions are currently extended until 31 July 2022. On a individual level 877 people and 62 entities are subject to a travel ban because their actions have undermined Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. The list of sanctioned persons and entities are kept under constant review and are subject to periodic renewals by the Council, these sanctions are extendend until 15 septeber 2022.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-ukraine-crisis/

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32014D0512

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for persons on the EU sanctions list. These include all State Duma members, members of the Russian Security Council and Belarusian individuals who facilitated the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visa facilitation for Russian service passports has been abolished.

Useful links

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/restrictive-measures-against-belarus/

VISA Exemptions for Ukraine

There is a partial Visa ban.

Applies from 2022-02-27 until 2022-07-31

There is a visa ban for certain persons.Extensive sanctions apply to the areas of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Useful links

https://www.rvo.nl/onderwerpen/internationaal-ondernemen/landenoverzicht/oekraine/sancties

Thailand

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Applies from 2022-02-25

Thailand has taken a neutral stance on the conflict and has therefore not made any sanctions against Russia.

Useful links

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2277283/thailand-affirms-neutral-stance

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Thailand has taken a neutral stance on the conflict and has therefore not made any sanctions against Russia.

Useful links

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2277283/thailand-affirms-neutral-stance

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Thailand has taken a neutral stance on the conflict and has therefore not made any sanctions against Russia.

Useful links

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2277283/thailand-affirms-neutral-stance

Turkey

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are not banned

Turkey is not is not adopting any sanctions against Russia

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.tr/no_-62_-rusya-federasyonu-tarafindan-ukrayna-ya-yonelik-baslatilan-askeri-operasyon-hk.en.mfa

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Turkey is not is not adopting any sanctions against Russia

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.tr/no_-62_-rusya-federasyonu-tarafindan-ukrayna-ya-yonelik-baslatilan-askeri-operasyon-hk.en.mfa

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Turkey is not is not adopting any sanctions against Russia

Useful links

https://www.mfa.gov.tr/no_-62_-rusya-federasyonu-tarafindan-ukrayna-ya-yonelik-baslatilan-askeri-operasyon-hk.en.mfa

Taiwan

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Taiwan joins the sanctions implemented by other EU countries by banning trade with any ship or vessel belonging or affiliated with Sovcomflot.

Useful links

https://en.mofa.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=1328&s=97420

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is not closed for Russian carriers.

Applies from 2022-02-25 until -

No flight restrictions have been made

Useful links

https://en.mofa.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=1328&s=97420

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is no Visa ban

Taiwan joins the sanctions implemented by other EU, but no specific statement on Visa exemptions has been made.

Useful links

https://en.mofa.gov.tw/News_Content.aspx?n=1328&s=97420

United States

Port Restrictions

Russian vessels are partially banned

Applies from 2022-02-28

On February 28 the US imposed new financing restrictions on thirteen of the most critical Russian state-owned enterprises, including Sovcomflot. These entities, including companies critical to the Russian economy, are now barred from raising money through the U.S. market, which limits the Kremlin’s ability to raise money for its activity.

Useful links

https://www.state.gov/united-with-ukraine/#sanctions

Flight Restrictions

Airspace is closed for all Russian carriers.

The U.S. Department of Transportation and its Federal Aviation Administration are issuing orders blocking Russian aircraft and airlines from entering and using all domestic U.S. airspace.

Useful links

https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-will-block-russian-aircraft-using-all-domestic-airspace

VISA Exemptions for Russia

There is a full Visa ban

The U.S. Department of Transportation and its Federal Aviation Administration are issuing orders blocking Russian aircraft and airlines from entering and using all domestic U.S. airspace.

Useful links

https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-will-block-russian-aircraft-using-all-domestic-airspace

Johan Conrad

CONTACT BIMCO

Johan Conrad

Manager, Maritime Information

Copenhagen, Denmark