Poland Drone Laws (2019)

Poland Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Poland

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

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General Poland Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Poland, 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 Poland,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Do not fly your drone within 30 meters of people not associated with the operation of the drone
  • You must fly your drone within visual line of sight at all times
  • You must not fly your drone within 100 meters of inhabited areas and power lines
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone within 5km 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 flights are banned in cities with a population of greater than 25,000 people. This means you cannot fly your drone in almost any town or city in Poland. To obtain permission, see ""permits"" below

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use unless you wish to fly your drone within towns and cities that have a population of more than 25,000. To obtain a permit, please (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Poland. 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 Dron & Photo when flying a drone in Poland.

Buying Drones In Poland

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

Drone Travel Guide

Poland 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 comments.