Kosovo Drone Laws (2019)

Kosovo Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Kosovo


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

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General Kosovo Drone Laws

Drone use with the correct permits is allowed in Kosovo, 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 Kosovo,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Do not fly higher than 150 meters
  • Do not fly within 150 meters of buildings, people, and vehicles not associated with the operation of the drone
  • Do not fly farther than 500 meters, or past visual line of sight, whichever occurs first
  • Do not fly within 1km of the Kosovo boundary line
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone within 2km 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 within 2km of military facilities. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited
  • Do not fly within 1km of NATO Camp Film City

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A permit is required for recreational drone use in Kosovo. the permits will be guaranteed depending on the type of drone and the area.
Click here to obtain a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Kosovo.
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" data-src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=uavsystemsint-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B007V9MN44" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> 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 Artur Berisha when flying a drone in Kosovo.

Buying Drones In Kazakhstan

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

Drone Travel Guide

Kosovo drone laws are up to date as of June, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comm