Drone regulations in Georgia

In this article, you will learn what rules to follow if you want to fly a drone in Georgia.

According to our research, it is quite uncomplicated to fly a multicopter privately and commercially in Georgia without permission, as long as you follow a few rules.

Drones under 250 grams are not regulated. The following rules apply to heavier copters.

Overview: Drone rules in G

Recreational use of drones allowed? Yes, without further requirements
Commercial use of drones permitted? Yes, without further requirements
Maximum Altitude:400 in uncontrolled airspace.
Is drone insurance mandatory? No. Learn more about drone insurance here.
Does the drone need a badge?Unknown.
Drone labels can be ordered here
Is a registration necessary? No.
Keep distance to airports
Respect the privacy of other people
Contact informationCAA: [email protected]

More information for drone pilots in Georgia

Georgia has an “open category” for which no permit is required. The following conditions must be met:

The maximum take-off mass is 25 kilograms, the maximum operating altitude is 400 feet (122 meters).

The maximum allowed flight speed is 54 km / h. The operation of drones is permitted from the age of 14 years as long as an adult is there to monitor the minor.

In Georgia, drones may only be operated within line of sight. No other aids may be used.

Only drones that have not been modified may be used.

As far as I know, there is no requirement in Georgia to have drone insurance. However, we always recommend taking out special insurance.

Restrictions and flight bans

A safety distance of 6 kilometers must be maintained around airports. A minimum distance of 50 meters must be kept from groups of people, public roads, rails and buildings.

The operation of drones is prohibited in populated areas, in parks, over playing fields and near power lines.

Good to know

Drones weighing 5 kg or more must be registered unless they are already registered in another country.

If you are planning flight maneuvers outside of the open category, you must apply for a permit. You can find more information in Georgian here.

We have researched the drone rules for Georgia listed here to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the accuracy of the information. If you want to play it safe then you can contact the National Aviation Authority. Alternatively, you can ask the national embassy in your country for more information. Please leave us a comment if you have any news or experience with your copter in Georgia!

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About the author

Since January 2015, we travel around the world. In our backpack we carry a camera drone which we use to capture the best places from a bird’s perspective. First we travelled with a DJI Phantom 2. But now we use a Yuneec Typhoon H. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a copter. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!

Discussions

  • Chanuka | 29.08.2018

    Do i need a drone permit using drone in georgia make some footage because i m planing to visit Georgia and i want to make some good footage their is it possible

    • Francis Markert | 26.10.2018

      Hello Chanuka,
      I am not aware of a requirement for authorization.

    • Shirantha | 02.04.2019

      HI chanuka did you fly your drone in georgia

  • Julien | 06.04.2021

    I just wanted to point out that there is now a website online for Georgia: https://uas.gov.ge/EN

    They are following the EU regulations. Registration is possible for private or commercial use. EU-Registration should be sufficient however. We are trying to get this clarified.

    To see restricted airspace there is also a website: https://airspace.gov.ge/EN#

    Both sites just went online and are only partially operational so far

    • Drone Traveller Team | 06.04.2021

      Hi Julien,
      Thank you very much for this valuable info! It’s good to see that even more countries will follow the same regulations.

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