The world continues to mourn as new details trickle in regarding the deadly Ethiopian Airways crash that killed 157 people last week. We now know that eight Americans were on the flight. We have also learned that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered all 737 MAX 8 planes to be grounded in response to the crash. All planes that were in the air at the time that the order was sent were allowed to continue to their destinations. However, they were prohibited from taking off again after landing.

Authorities don't yet know the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. However, concerns have been raised due to the fact that the crash marked the second time a Boeing 737 MAX 8 model has been involved in a fatal crash within the past six months. A Lion Air flight crashed in Indonesia in October of last year. The FAA has stated that all 737 MAX 8 jets will remain grounded until a full investigation has been conducted regarding the cause behind the Ethiopian Airways crash. That includes examinations of the plane's data recorders and cockpit voice recorders.

In addition to grounding 737 MAX 8 planes operated by carriers in the United States, the FAA's order also bans all 737 MAX 8 planes from occupying American air space. The decision is having a big impact on airlines. American Airlines has already announced that it may be forced to cancel up to 85 flights per day while the ban is in place.

The United States isn't the only country to ban 737 MAX 8 planes in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Canada announced a decision to ban the MAX 8 aircraft from its airspace on Wednesday. Here's the full list of countries that have halted 737 MAX flights as of today:

  • Argentina (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Burmuda
  • Brazil (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • Fiji (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • Morocco (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • South Africa (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • South Korea (One or more carriers grounding 737 MAX)
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

There are sure to be cancellations across the globe as a result of these bans. This comes at a particularly bad time due to the fact that many students and families are set to take trips for spring break in the weeks to come. Of course, taking steps to avoid another potentially tragic crash should always be the top priority for the world's airlines.

As of latest development, Boeing has decided to ground its entire global fleet of 737 MAX aircraft. While the plane manufacturing giant remains confident in the planes it has built, it is grounding the planes as a precaution.

Scott Dylan is a contributing writer at GET.com and has been to (almost) every country in North, Central and South America with nothing more than a backpack, a laptop and the desire to explore. He speaks Spanish fluently and has logged enough time in planes, trains, rideshares, buses, taxis and rickshaws to know how to rack up rewards and points to get anywhere his heart desires for pennies on the dollar. Email: scott.dylan@get.com.