Russia Drone Laws (2019)

Russia Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Russia

Contents

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

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General Russia Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Russia, 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 Russia,

  • You must technically register any drone weighing over 250 grams (0.55lb) with the Transport agency. Despite this rule, the system has not been put in place to register drones, and we have heard from many customers that they have had no issues flying without registration in Russia at this time
  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone over military installations, power plants, or any areas that could cause concern from local authorities
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • Do not fly your drone near airports or in any area where aircraft are operating
  • Be aware that many sensitive areas of Moscow and other Russian cities have GPS jammers in order to prevent drones from flying around them. This may cause interference with your drone and may cause it to return to home or land if it flies into these areas. It is best to stay away from these areas to avoid potentially losing your drone, or getting in trouble with the authorities

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is required for recreational drone use.
Please contact us to get assistance on how to obtain a Permit, and Please adhere to the above General Russia Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Russia. 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 Timelab Pro when flying a drone in Russia.

Buying Drones In Russia

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

Drone Travel Guide

Russia drone laws are up to date as of July, 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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