Drone regulations in Monaco

In Monaco, you need permission for almost all drones flights. There is only an exception for copters with a take-off weight of maximum 500 grams. The permit may be requested from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and shall be valid for three years. In the application, you have to give a lot of information about the planned controllers, the affected copters (including a description of the security features) and the flight procedures.

Maximum flight altitude: No information available yet.

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: No information available yet

Compulsory insurance: For the application to the CAA, a copy of drone insurance must be attached.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): Without permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), you are only allowed to fly with drones with a maximum weight of 500 grams like the DJI Mavic Air.

Distance to airports: You have to stay at distance of 150 meters to the outside limit of Heliports.

Other safe distances: No specifications are known.

Flight bans: Drones flights at the Prince’s Palace and the Place du Palais are not permitted without obtaining permission before.

Good to know: For official film shooting, you have to apply first for permission to film.

Helpful links: Requirements for the application

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Monaco 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 Monaco!

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About the author

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!


  • Nate | 18.08.2017

    Do you have any sources about the MTOW you mentioned above? If so I would love a link to read about, since I’ve only found information about radar detection of UAV in monacao. Pleas and thank you for your time

    • Francis Markert | 28.03.2018

      Hi Nate,
      The source is linked within the helpful link section. 😉

  • George Aleu | 21.08.2017

    Excellent advisory information. Well done and please keep it up! I would love to hear why you have not given your drone travel experience on Africa.

  • George Aleu | 21.08.2017

    Your Posting is the best ever on Country Reglations etc.
    I am very much interested in all drone activities in Africa. I have over 40 years of aviation hands-on and theoretical experience in aviation arena. Also I am PPL- Licenced pilot. I am open for mutual collaboration in drone team work in diverse areas.

  • Sebastian | 23.04.2019

    Hmmm, if I fly with DJI Mavic Air they dont want any permission from me?

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