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!
No problems at all, you can fly anywhere you want 🙂 I live here, reaching 500 meters altitude when no wind, flying in city center and so on. Distance to airport is correct and better no fly here
First off, Thank your for this post. I will be traveling to Vilnius in a few weeks coming from the United States. Is there any issues with customs in bring my drone into Lithuania? I fly a mavic pro. And if you have any other information about drones in country that would be great. I have just heard terrible stories of having to pay huge fees to customs and people getting drones confiscated when traveling. Thank you so much!
I don’t think that you run into trouble with the customs.
Hi there, I will visiting Vilnius in Jan. Is there a need for insurance for drone ? I should be flying my Mavic in remote area .
Yes, you need insurance for drone flights in Lithuania.
LOL..thanks. Already visited Vilnius and Siauliai ..flown drone at Hill of Crosses also at birch forest without issue… no insurance though.
hi i will like to know if you have travel with wizzair and if you have bring your drone with you, does the company has special regulation for drones?? i am coming to vilnius and is the first time that i will take the drone with me. i am new at all this… Any information will by great. i have a dji mavic air.
thanks for your time.
hi there, i travelled with Turkish Airway from Singapore. No issue all the way. hope my info helps.
Hi there, I’m from Lithuania. You should add a link http://oran.lt to the usefull links as it shows no-fly zones of Lithuania (unfortunately only in native language).
Gilmantas: Very helpful.
Finally a good map. I’m going to Vilnius in a few days and I have a question. Is there still no distinction between commercial and non-commercial flights, as Francis wrote?
Seems like most parts of Vilnius no flying in red?
The map is very helpful. I add the link!
Best regards, Francis
Lets say i want to buy insurance for the drone that will cover lithania, someone knows how to do it?
What do I need to do or have to fly my mavic 2 zoom in Lithuania?
A drone licence is required if u plan to fly anywhere closer than 50meters to buildings.
No insurance is required for recreational drones (Mavic2 and so on)
I’m plan bring my fpv drones I have 2 analog 5 inch and 1 digital I’m plan to flay in gaps between buildings, windows. I’m interesting is gonna be need buy insurance for it.
flights in the border area are prohibited. Unless permission is obtained from the Air Force.