The FAA is concerned about the deteriorating security situation.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that it has imposed new restrictions on flights over Afghanistan for US airlines and other American operators. This is due to security issues.

The FAA stressed that flights at an altitude of fewer than 26,000 feet (7925 meters) are prohibited.

The Kabul Flight Information Area, which mainly covers Afghanistan, except for flights to and from Hamid Karzai Airport, referred to the risk “associated with extremist or militant activities.”

The restrictions do not apply to US military operations.