Drone regulations in Monaco

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about flying a drone in Monaco.

In Monaco, you need permission for almost all drone flights. There is only an exception for copters with a take-off weight of a maximum of 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 pilots, the drones (including a description of the security features), and the flight procedures.

Overview: Drone rules in M

Recreational use of drones allowed? Yes, after registration or approval
Commercial use of drones permitted? Yes, after registration or approval
Is drone insurance mandatory? Yes, for private and commercial drone flights. Learn more about drone insurance here.
Does the drone need a badge?Unknown.
Drone labels can be ordered here
Is a registration necessary? Yes.
Keep distance to airports
Respect the privacy of other people

Further rules for drone pilots in Monaco

For the application to the CAA, you must submit a copy of your drone insurance.

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

Safety distances and flight bans

You have to stay 150 meters away from the outer limits of heliports.

Drones flights at the Prince’s Palace and the Place du Palais are prohibited without obtaining a permit first.

For official filming, you have to apply for permission to film.

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 several drones like the DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ or the DJI Mini 3 Pro. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a drone. 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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