Czech Republic Drone Laws (2019)

Czech Republic Drone Laws (2019)

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  1. General Czech Republic Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Czech Republic
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Buying Drones In Czech Republic
  5. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  6. Contact Information For Questions

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General Czech Republic Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Czech Republic, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Czech Republic,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Do not fly your drone higher than 100 meters
  • You must only fly your drone within line of sight
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone within 10km of airports or in areas where aircraft are operating
  • 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. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited
  • Drone flight is banned over cities
  • You can see a list of no-fly zones here, http://aisview.rlp.cz/
You can see the No Flight Zones Here

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use. Please adhere to the above General Czech Republic Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

In Czech Republic. For commercial work, a permit is always required.  The permits are issued at three levels:

  • Operator learner’s permit: May operate drones with restrictions. (Application fee CZK 4 000)
  • Operator permit: May operate drones but not professionally. (Application fee CZK 400)
  • Professional permit: May operate drones for professional as well as recreational purposes (Application fee CZK 10 000)

The operation of drones without proper authorizations may be subject to fines up to 5 000 000 CZK.

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Cyprus. 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. 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.

Here is some video footage shot by Lucy Liu when flying a drone in Czech Republic.

Buying Drones In Czech Republic

Read all of our Czech Republic Drone Laws, and now looking for drones, parts, accessories, or something else? Read our guide for Buying Drones In Czech Republic. It includes information on drones for sale in Czech Republic, import taxes, payment options, and shipping.

Drone Travel Guide

Czech Republic drone laws are up to date as of May 15th, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.

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