Drone regulations in Cyprus
Last update on 02.05.2021 | 0 Kommentare
In this post, you’ll learn what laws to follow if you want to fly a drone in the Republic of Cyprus (the part of the island with Greek influences)
The EU Drone Regulation has been in force in Cyprus 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 Cyprus, you can do so via this link.
Overview of the European rules that apply in Cyprus
In Cyprus, 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 Cyprus
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Cyprus, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
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Safety distances and flight bans
Drones cannot fly closer than 8 kilometers to an airport. You must maintain a distance of 3 kilometers to heliports.
Multicopters are not allowed to fly over archaeological sites and military facilities. Unfortunately, drones are also not allowed to fly around the Stavrovouni Monastery.
Further regulations in Cyprus
Licenses that have already been issued can be converted into an A2 certificate if the pilot has taken the A1 / A3 exam. The uas.drones.gov.cy platform is available for the new EU drone licenses.
The rules mentioned here refer to the Greek Republic of Cyprus. If you want to travel to the north of the island, you have to adhere to the Turkish drone regulations.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Cyprus 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 Cyprus!