Drone regulations in Latvia
Last update on 02.05.2021 | 6 Kommentare
In this post, you will find the current drone laws for Latvia, the middle of the three Baltic states.
The EU Drone Regulation has been in force in Latvia 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 Latvia, you can do so via this link.
Overview of the European rules that apply in Latvia
In Latvia, 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 Latvia
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Latvia, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
CAA: [email protected]
Additional regulations for drone pilots in Latvia
You also need to take out liability insurance. The minimum liability limits are defined according by the copter’s starting mass:
- 250 – 1500 grams: 150,000 euros
- 1501 – 5000 grams: 500,000 euros
- over 5000 grams: 1,000,000 euros
In the transition phase in 2021, Latvia will revise the existing rules. Flight permits that have already been issued are still valid until July 1, 2021.
Safety distances and flight bans in Latvia
A distance of 5 kilometers must be kept from airports.
If your copter weighs between 250 grams and 1.5 kilograms and has a maximum speed of 19 m / s, you may only approach people up to 30 meters. At a weight between 1.5 and 2.5 kilograms and a speed of up to 36 m / s, a horizontal safety distance of 150 meters from bystanders and buildings applies.
The following objects may not be overflown: buildings, bridges, railways, motorways, motorway junctions, power and communication lines, Bank of Latvia facilities, cemeteries, gatherings of people, pilgrimage churches, prisons, and military infrastructures.
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!