Croatia Drone Laws

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  1. General Croatia Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Croatia
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  5. Contact Information For Questions

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Controlled zones (CTRs) are restricted from UAS flight operations, you can find the map of controlled zones in Croatia at the following link: Recreational Use

  • -Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • -Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • -Do not fly your drone within 2km of airports or in areas where aircraft are operating
  • -Do not fly your drone higher than 130 meters
  • -Do not fly your drone past line of sight, or 500 meters (1640 feet), whichever is sooner
  • -You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • -Do not fly your drone in sensitive areas including government or military facilities.
  • 1. Class 5: up to 5 kilograms,
  • 2. Class 25: from 5 kilograms to 25 kilograms,
  • 3. Class 150: 25 kilograms up to and including 150 kilograms

With regards to population and types of buildings, areas of operation are classified as follows:

  • 1. Class I –The area with no elevated structures or facilities nor people, except the Handler and personnel necessary for flying.
  • 2. Class II - The area with auxiliary farm buildings or structures not intended for stay and without people, except the
  • Handler and personnel necessary for flying. It is allowed for people to occasionally pass through the area, but without retention (cyclists, pedestrians, etc.).
  • 3. Class III - The area with buildings or facilities primarily intended for residential, business or recreational purposes (residential buildings and houses, schools, offices, sports facilities, parks, etc.).
  • 4. Class IV –Urban zone area (center of towns or other settlements).

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is required for recreational drone use in Croatia  (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Before requesting a recreational flight permit authorization take into account the following: You must register your drone  with the Croatian Civil Aviation Authority, This registration has a direct cost by the authorities for  $20 HRK  ($3.01 USD) Once your drone is registered, the registration must be sent to the flight operations department by mail, the authorization will be answered in Postal,  NOT by email or online, without exceptions, the authorization takes about one day to be issued. Please click here or contact the aviation authority to obtain a permit.

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Croatia. Click here to purchase a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

Before requesting a flight permit authorization take into account the following:

In addition to the registration and authorization of the Civil Aviation Authority, You also need a permit from the State Geodetic Administration for any aerial image work.00 Click here to purchase a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes Guide

For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.

You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag (Non-Amazon customers can buy the Lipo Battery Bag from us directly by Clicking Here). Lithium-ion batteries are considered “dangerous goods” by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.

Video footage shot when flying a drone in Croatia