Drone regulations in Lithuania
Last update on 02.05.2021 | 17 Kommentare
In this article, you find all relevant rules for drone flights in Lithuania, the southernmost of the three Baltic states.
The EU Drone Regulation has been in force in Lithuania 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 Lithuania, you can do so via this link.
Overview of the European rules that apply in Lithuania
In Lithuania, 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 Lithuania
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Lithuania, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
Further rules for drone pilots in Lithuania
The international airports of Vilnius, Kaunas, Siauliai, and Palanga must be kept at a distance of one nautical mile (1.8 kilometers). Within the control zones (CTR) you are not allowed to climb higher than 60 meters above the ground. The distance rules around airfields also apply to toy drones weighing less than 300 grams. Manned aircraft always have priority over unmanned aircraft.
Flying over military terrain, in uncontrolled airspace above 400 feet (120 meters), over densely populated areas in cities or over gatherings of people is prohibited.
With this map you can identify the no-fly zones online.
You are only allowed to fly your drone in mentally clear conditions, i.e. not when you are too tired or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medicines.
Before the flight, you must know all flight safety information, legal requirements, restrictions imposed by the local government, and the military commander, as well as the meteorological situation (and weather forecast, if applicable).
You are personally responsible for ensuring that your drone is in perfect condition. Before each flight, you must check and ensure that all controls and the propulsion engine are working properly. If you have doubts about the functionality of the unmanned aerial vehicle and/or the meteorological situation, flying is prohibited.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Lithuania 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 Lithuania!