Drone regulations in Lithuania

Flying drones in LithuaniaIn this article, you find all relevant rules for drone flights in Lithuania.

Maximum flight altitude: Your copter can fly up to a maximum of 120 meters (400 feet) in Lithuania.

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: In Lithuania, the drone is allowed to remove a maximum of 1.000 meters from you but still has to be operated within the range of visibility. This will enable you to leverage this limit legally only with very large multicopters.

Compulsory insurance: In Lithuania, you need drone insurance for third-party damages.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): The listed rules apply to drones weighing 300 grams to 25 kilograms.

Distance to airports: To the international airports Vilnius, Kaunas, Siauliai, and Palanga is a distance of one nautical mile (1.8 kilometers). Within the control zones (CTR), you must not climb higher than 60 meters above the ground. The clearance rules around airfields also apply to toy drones weighing less than 300 grams.

Other safe distances: A distance of 50 meters must be observed to strangers, vehicles, and buildings.

No-fly zones: Use this online map to identify the no-fly zones in the airspace.

Regulations for commercial pilots: As far as I know, there is no distinction between leisure and commercial copters in Lithuania. Therefore, no further authorization is required if you want to fly commercially in Lithuania with your multicopter.

Helpful links: CAA

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!

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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!

Discussions

  • bbd666 | 26.08.2017

    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

  • Dino Beaton | 20.12.2017

    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!

    • Francis Markert | 28.03.2018

      I don’t think that you run into trouble with the customs.

  • Jensen | 23.12.2017

    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 .

    • Francis Markert | 28.03.2018

      Hi Jensen,
      Yes, you need insurance for drone flights in Lithuania.

      • Jensen | 28.03.2018

        LOL..thanks. Already visited Vilnius and Siauliai ..flown drone at Hill of Crosses also at birch forest without issue… no insurance though.

  • Jorge | 12.04.2018

    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.

    • Jensen | 16.04.2018

      hi there, i travelled with Turkish Airway from Singapore. No issue all the way. hope my info helps.

  • Gilmantas | 25.04.2018

    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).

    • Jarosław | 30.04.2018

      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?

    • Dalcarin | 08.05.2018

      Seems like most parts of Vilnius no flying in red?

    • Francis Markert | 29.06.2018

      Hello Gilmantas,
      The map is very helpful. I add the link!
      Best regards, Francis

  • Michael korkus | 23.03.2019

    Lets say i want to buy insurance for the drone that will cover lithania, someone knows how to do it?

  • Sawyer Johnson | 10.06.2019

    What do I need to do or have to fly my mavic 2 zoom in Lithuania?

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