Drone regulations in Liechtenstein
This article deals with the legal situation around the use of drones in Liechtenstein.
The handling of copters is very liberal in Liechtenstein. Flights are permitted in principle and require approval only if one of the following conditions applies:
- Drone heavier than 30 kilograms
- FPV flights without a spotter that has direct visual contact
- Drone flights within a radius of 100 meters around gatherings of people (gatherings of people are groups with more than 24 persons in a narrow space)
- Flight maneuvers, which should take place within 5 kilometers around an airfield
- Flights in the publicly accessible area, which are not exclusively for private purposes
Overview: Drone rules in Liechtenstein
Drone labels can be ordered here
Our goal is to provide you with the best information for traveling with a camera drone! But the constant updating of the articles is very time-consuming. With your support we will be able to invest even more time and energy in this project.
Further rules for drone pilots in Liechtenstein
In individual cases, you need permission for taking images in public places if people are identifiable. Please also look at the link to Office for construction and infrastructure.
You must always be able to spot your drone with the naked eye. Operation of drones outside the visual line of sight must be authorized by the authorities. The use of video glasses is allowed with an observer, who must stand next to the pilot and can intervene directly.
For a take-off weight of more than 500 grams, you must complete drone insurance. It must cover damages of at least 1 million francs.
The maximum take-off weight for private flights is 30 kilograms. Heavy drones may only be operated with an authorization.
Safety distances and flight bans
In Liechtenstein, you have to keep your copter 5 kilometers away from airports.
A distance of 100 meters must be observed to gatherings of people (24 persons or more). I do not know any further safety distances. Always make sure that you do not endanger anyone with your flight maneuvers.
The municipality of Balzers is an area with a flying ban.
Peculiarities in Liechtenstein
The operation without permission is only allowed in the wild nature if there are no gatherings of people (24 persons or more).
An approval is required as soon as the resulting images are to be published.
Commercial pilots must obtain an approval.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Liechtenstein 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 Liechtenstein!