Drone regulations in Slovakia

Maximum flight altitude: The Slovakian height limit for drones is 100 meters (330 feet).

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: In Slovakia, flights with eye contact are possible. The maximum permitted distance between pilots and drone must not exceed 1000 meters.

Compulsory insurance: Copter flights are subject to the insurance obligation for drones in Slovakia.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): Private copters must be registered from a starting mass of 20 kg.

Distance to airports: A distance of 5.5 kilometers must be maintained to airports and heliports.

Other safe distances: A distance of 50 meters must be ensured to persons, buildings, ships, and vehicles. A distance of 1500 meters shall be maintained to densely built-up areas and gatherings of people if the drone weighs 7 kilograms or more.

Flight bans: You should not fly over gatherings of people and built-up areas.

Time of operations: In Slovakia, drones may only be used in daylight.

Specific regulations: If you want to make aerial photographs, you need permission from the Ministry of Defense.

Regulations for commercial pilots: Commercial drone pilots need a permit from the traffic authority (permission to perform air works, § 44 Slovak Air Traffic Law). This requires registration of the copter, and you have to pass a theoretical and a practical examination in the Slovakian language in the Transport Authority. An administrative fee of 600 euros will be charged for permission.

Helpful links: NSAT

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Slovakia 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 Slovakia!