Regulations by Country

Afghanistan

Recreational Drone Laws Drone use is allowed in Afghanistan, however you must follow the laws below when flying in Afghanistan:- 1. You cannot fly your drone over people or large crowds. 2. Respect others privacy when flying your drone. 3. Do not fly your drone over airports or in areas where aircrafts are operating. 4. You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions. 5. Do not fly your drone in sensitive areas including government or military facilities. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are not allowed. Commercial Drone Laws When flying drones for commercial use in Afghanistan, please adhere to the above drone laws. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Recreational Drone Laws Drone use is allowed in Argentina, however you must follow the laws below when flying in the Country:- 1. You cannot fly your drone within 200 metres of residential areas, roads or outdoor gatherings. 2. You cannot fly within 1 kilometer of cities and towns. 3. You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather condiions. Commercial Drone Laws Flying drones for commercial use in Argentina is prohibited. Regulators Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Call: (+54 11) 5941 3000/7

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Recreational Drone Laws You may NOT fly your drone closer than 30 meters to vehicles, boats or buildings that are on private property, or you must have explicit permission from the private property owner. You may NOT fly your drone over populated areas such as beaches, other peoples backyards, heavily populated parks or sports areas where games are currently in session. You may NOT operate your drone within 5.5 Km radius of any aerodrome, airfield, airport, seaplane taking off or landing, or helicopter landing sites located at hospitals, police stations or other locations. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to be aware of your surroundings and ignorance is no defense. You may ONLY operate your drone during daylight. You MUST ONLY operate your drone in good weather conditions and maintain visual contact with your UAV at all times. You may NOT fly your drone above 400 feet (123 meters). UAV must NOT drop or discharge an object from your drone that poses a risk to another aircraft, persons or property. Approval is required for operation of a drone weighing 150 Kilograms (fixed wing) or 100 Kilograms (rotary wing). A drone must NOT be operated within 30 meters of a person not directly associated with the operation of that UAV. You may NOT operate a drone using FPV equipment. Commercial Drone Laws It is illegal to fly a drone for commercial gain without a license. Steps for obtaining your license Obtain an ARA number from the CASA. The following link has the form to complete to obtain an ARA number. The form can be found here – Form 1162 . Please complete the form and scan it along with one piece of identification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Purchase reading material to study for a Private Pilot License and Basic Aviation Knowledge Theory exam. You are required to obtain a Aircraft Radio Operator Certificate. Information regarding what this entails is available here. Take the Basic Aviation Knowledge exam at an accredited institution and the Private Pilot License theory exam at a local flying school with at least 70%. You must log at least 5 hours of aeronautical experience on your UAV. Send the completed UAV Controller Certificate application form to the CASA Licensing and Registration Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Insurance Insurance is not required for drone operations in Australia but is highly recommended to avoid costly damage to your/another persons property arising from loss of control when operating a drone. Regulators Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Call: 1800 687 342

Austria

Bahamas, The

Commercial Drone Laws Drone use is allowed in Bahamas, but there are several Bahamas drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following laws when flying in Bahamas, You cannot fly a drone weighing over 15kg unless you have received permission from the aviation authority Do not operate your drone in a careless or reckless manner Do not fly over property unless you have consent from the property owner You must keep at least 50 feet laterally and 100 feet vertically from any person You must maintain unobstructed visual line of sight at all times with your drone You may not fly higher than 400 feet You cannot operate your drone at night You cannot operate within 8km (5 miles) of an airport or in any area that aircraft are present Do not fly your drone in restricted airspace You must register your drone with the aviation authority and obtain third party liability insurance You must pass a skills test administered by the aviation authority and obtain a permit prior to flying your drone You need to obtain a permit prior to bringing your drone into the Bahamas. In addition, while you are allowed to bring in $100 duty free you will be taxed 70% on the remaining value of the drone unless you bring it in under bond. Commercial Drone Laws Flying drones for commercial purposes is currently prohibited in the Bahamas. Call: (242) 397-4700 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Recreational Drone Laws Drone use is allowed in Bangladesh, but there are several Bangladesh drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following laws when flying in Bangladesh, You must apply for a permit and recieve approval before any drone flight. You can apply for a permit by contacting the Bangladesh Aviation Authority using the contact information at the bottom of this page Do not fly your drone over people or crowds Respect others privacy when flying your drone Do not fly your drone over military installations, power plants or other areas that may cause concern from local authorities You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions Do not fly your drone near airports or in any area were aircraft are operating Commercial Drone Laws You must apply for a permit before flying drones for commercial purposes in Bangladesh. Once you have received a permit be sure to adhere to the Bangladesh drone laws above. Call: 880 2 8901068 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Recreational Drone Laws Drone use is allowed in Belize, but there are several Belize drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following laws when flying in Belize, Do not fly your drone close to people or over large crowds or gatherings Do not fly your drone near airports or in areas where aircraft are operating You must fly your drone during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions Do not fly higher than 400 feet (120 meters) You should obtain prior permission to operate your drone from the Belize department of civil aviation. They will require the time and area you plan to operate your drone. Contact information for the Belize department of civil aviation can be found at the bottom of this page. Commercial Drone Laws When flying drone for commercial use in Belize, you should get prior permission and adhere to the above Belize drone laws. Call: +501-225-2052 Email: http://www.civilaviation.gov.bz/index.php/contact-bdca/19-lilly-hynes

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Congo, Republic of the

Costa Rica

Cote d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Curacao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

East Timor (see Timor-Leste)

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia, The

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Holy See

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Korea, North

Korea, South

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macau

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestinian Territories

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Thailand

Turks and Caicos

United Kingdom

Governing Body: Civil Aviation Authority https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Aircraft/Unmanned-aircraft/Apply-for-a-permission-to-fly-drones-for-commercial-work/ Additional laws may be applicable at European level: https://www.easa.europa.eu/

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United States

Bermuda

Recreational Drone Laws Drone use is allowed in Bermuda, but there are several Bermuda drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following laws when flying in Bermuda, You must keep your drone within line of sight at all times You must keep your drone below 400 feet (122 meters) at all times You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions You cannot fly over congested areas or people You cannot fly your drone near airports or in areas where aircraft are operating You must have prior permission from the owners of all property you intend to fly over Commercial Drone Laws In order to fly your drone for commercial purposes in Bermuda you must adhere to the following commercial Bermuda drone laws, Obtain a third class medical certificate Pass a written air law test Pass a practical flight test Create an approved operations manual Complete the application for a commercial flight permit Contact information for the Bermuda aviation authority is listed at the bottom of this page. You can contact them to get additional information on the process for getting approval to fly your drone in Bermuda for commercial use. Call: +1 441 293-1640 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.