The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Friday that flights will be delayed due to the shutdown.
The FAA also said that flights to and from the South China Sea and the U.S. Navy base at Yokosuka, Japan, will be impacted.
The FAA is preparing a temporary emergency operating order (PEO) to allow passengers and cargo to travel to and within the United States without the need for an escort, the FAA said.
The agency is also preparing for an extended lockdown at airports, including airports in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.
“This is a situation where we need to make decisions based on safety, the economy, our nation and our military readiness,” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a press conference Friday.
“It is important for the public to understand the scope of the shutdown and the effect that it is having on flights, and to take precautions in order to avoid any disruptions.”
The FAA said in its press release that it was still trying to determine the scope and severity of the damage.
“It is not clear how many flights will go on, but we know there are disruptions to air travel,” the FAA wrote.
“A large part of the problem is caused by the shutdown, and we expect to see that to be resolved in the near future.”FAA flights have been delayed for nearly six weeks due to a massive solar flare that erupted last month in the Sun.
It caused a temporary blackout in the U, causing flights to be canceled and causing some flights to return to normal.
It also caused disruptions to rail and aviation in the region.
The government shutdown also caused the shutdown of U.N. peacekeeping troops in the country, as well as some state-owned businesses and the construction of new dams in the area.
The shutdown was supposed to last two months, but it is expected to continue for months.
The Department of Homeland Security has said it will not enforce the temporary shutdown, but that it may re-open schools in the affected areas.
The closure is expected by the end of the week, and the FAA says it will reopen by Monday.