Romania Drone Laws (2019)

Romania Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Romania

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

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General Romania Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Portugal, 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 Portugal,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone over 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
  • All drones must be registered (see below)
  • Drones over 500 grams need to be registered AND must have a flight plan submitted to the ministry of defense in order to obtain a permit. As a result, the DJI Spark is a recommended drone to use in Romania to avoid needing to file a flight plan for every drone flight.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

Mandatory registration is required for all drones in Romania, and a permit is needed for drones weighing over 500 grams. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Romania. 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 Escape Away when flying a drone in Romania.

Buying Drones In Romania

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

Drone Travel Guide

Romania 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.