Drone regulations in Bulgaria
Last update on 13.08.2021 | 10 Kommentare
In this post, you learn about the drone rules in Bulgaria.
The EU Drone Regulation has been in force in Bulgaria since December 31, 2020. This has largely harmonized the rules for remote pilots. You only have to register as an operator in one European country and your EU drone license is also recognized across countries.
If you want to register in Bulgaria, you can do so via this link.
Overview of the European rules that apply in Bulgaria
In Bulgaria, the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) apply. The following is a summary of the key facts. For a complete overview, read our article on the new EU drone regulation.
National peculiarities in Bulgaria
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Bulgaria, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
Maps with no-fly zones
Further regulations in Bulgaria
If you would like to acquire a drone license in Bulgaria, an online portal is available for this.
You can find application forms, for example for the Specific Category, via this link.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria!
Yes everything that you know is exactly correct. You need permissions from two agences for safety fly.
Here: https://www.caa.bg/en/category/641/drones and here: http://www.bulatsa.com/en/services/information-remote-controlled-aircraft
But if you fly under 50 m. Nobody tell you something and you can fly without that permission. Inlegal of course and for your responsibility!
Thank you for your feedback! Very helpful! 🙂
Where is there information regarding the 50m exception?
I’ve seen a couple of people online say that permission is not required for drones up to 4kg and if flown under 50m, but I can’t find anything official to verify.
As Stanimir said, it is not an official rule.
I’d not bother with documents for flying in Bulgaria, unless trying to film around the ministries buildings and the Parliament building in Sofia.
But I’d not try to fly >2kg drone anywhere within the city, and I’d keep it in sight.
Guys, I want to bring my Mavic Pro to Bansko.
Will use it for amateur purposes: tracked downhill rides, ridiculos selfies & stuff.
Are there any restrictions?
Should I ask for authorities approval?
Don’t bother, I’ve never heard of anyone needing authorities approval, and I guess I never will. May be if you are filming something with many people, like a concert, or something similar, it would be good idea to try them, otherwise just fly and enjoy. Mind the winds, I’ve been to Bansko twice and both times it was very windy.
I’m in Croatia right now, on a trip we decided in the last moment, and I regret they have such a lousy law about drone flights.
P.S. Try “patatnik” and “tarator w/o garlic” (unless you like garlic) at the tavern at the dead center of the town 🙂
Hi there – Im travelling to Varna, and would like to know If can I fly my DJI Mavic Mini (249g) If so how high and are there any rules? I have sent documents as outlined below. Cheers