— Published 6 May 2021

Planes banned from flying over Olympic venues

Tokyo 2020

That was predictable. The Japanese Ministry of Transport announced this Thursday, May 6th, that the Olympic and Paralympic sites would be forbidden flying zones during the Tokyo Olympics. A no-fly area will be set up from July 21st, the day before the opening of the Games, until September 5th, after the end of the Paralympic Games. This decision is part of the plan developed by the Japanese authorities to prevent the risk of terrorist attacks. It is accompanied by the closure of a portion of the Tokyo Bay to the navigation of boats. But according to the Ministry of Transport, the ban on flying over the Olympic sites will not affect regular air traffic to and from Tokyo’s Haneda airport.