Drone regulations in Latvia

Maximum flight altitude: In Latvia, drones are allowed to fly up to a height of 120 meters.

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: You should also operate your drone only in visibility in Latvia.

Compulsory insurance: We recommend you completing an aviation liability coverage for your drone.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): The maximum weight for unmanned airplanes is 20 kg.

Distance to airports: You have to keep a distance of 10 kilometers to airfields.

Other safe distances: Your copter must not approach people, animals, vehicles and flammable/explosive objects closer than 50 meters.

Flight bans: You are not allowed to fly over the following objects: buildings, bridges, railways, motorways, motorway crossroads, electricity and communications lines, cemeteries, gatherings of people, pilgrimage churches, and military infrastructures. You have to maintain a distance of 200 meters. You can check No Fly Zones on this map.

Specific regulations: The minimum age for controlling drones is 18 years in Latvia. Metal propellers must not be used. A designation of the drone with the name, address and telephone number of the owner must be made.

Regulations for commercial pilots: As far as I know there is no subdivision of private and commercial drone flights in Latvia.

Good to know: Drones must be able to land autonomously in Latvia in the case of a disconnection of the radio link (failsafe function).

Helpful links: LIKUMI

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Latvia 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 Latvia!

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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!


  • argo | 15.08.2018

    Helpful link to no-fly zones on map: http://nofly.lv/

    • Francis Markert | 26.10.2018

      Ah cool, thanks a lot! 🙂

  • tanaka | 05.09.2019

    Is there an update URL to this?

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