Tokyo Olympics venues to be no-fly zones


Tokyo Olympics venues will be marked no-fly zones this summer to help protect against terrorism, Japan announced on Thursday.


The country’s Transport Ministry said in a statement the no-fly zone will be enforced from July 21 to Sept. 5 “as part of measures to prevent terrorism.”


The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are scheduled to be held between July 23 and Aug. 8. The Paralympics will follow from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5, local Kyodo News reported.


“Regular flights departing from or arriving at Tokyo's Haneda airport will not be subject to the restriction,” the ministry said.