Drone regulations in Romania

For a drone to be allowed flying legally in the Romanian airspace, it must be registered as an ultra-light aircraft with a take-off weight of more than 500 grams. Of course, Romania’s air traffic control is responsible for this. However, documents from foreign aviation authorities are sometimes accepted. So you can mail the Authorization from your country to the Authoritata Aeronautica Civila Romana (AACR) and then the requirement is fulfilled. The regular registration process costs 90 Euro plus VAT.

Unfortunately, registration is not enough to fly with the drone in Romania. All flights must be notified in advance to the Ministry of Defense with location and time.

Therefore I would recommend traveling only with drones to Romania weighing less than 500 grams (e.g., DJI Spark or the Yuneec Breeze).

Maximum flight altitude: In Romania, your drone cannot fly higher than 300 meters.

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: The visible contact with the drone must exist in Romania during the flight. The distance between the operator and the drone may not exceed 300 meters.

Compulsory insurance: For operation in Romania, you must complete drone insurance when your drone weights more than 20kg.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): From a take-off weight of more than 500 grams, you must register your multicopter (see above).

Distance to airports: No information found.

Other safe distances: No information found.

Flight bans: Flights with unmanned aerial vehicles may only be carried out outside of cities. The Romanian CAA may grant individual authorizations. A drone cannot fly over crowds. 

Flight approval: For operations in the biosphere reserve “Danube Delta” an overflight permit is required.

Time of operations: No information found.

Specific regulations: The Ministry of Defense must release all drone flights in Romania.

Regulations for commercial pilots: As far as I know, there is no division between leisure drones and commercial multicopters in Romania.

Helpful links: CAA

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Romania to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Romania!