Drone regulations in Poland
Last update on 02.05.2021 | 21 Kommentare
In this post, you will find the Polish laws for the use of drones.
The EU Drone Regulation has been in force in Poland 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 Poland, you can do so via this link.
Overview of the European rules that apply in Poland
In Poland, 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 Poland
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Poland, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
Unmanned Aircraft Department:
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +48 22 520 75 49
Further regulations in Poland
A drone liability insurance is mandatory only for commercial pilots. We recommend having insurance anyway, even as a recreational flyer. You can find an overview of our insurance policies here.
Safety distances and flight bans
Poland distinguishes between drones up to 600 grams and over 600 grams when it comes to safety distances.
If your drone weighs up to 600 grams, you should keep a distance of one kilometer from the outer borders of airports and not fly higher than 30 meters. You need a permit for other distances.
For drones over 600 grams, the distances are more precisely defined:
Without prior approval from air traffic control, you must keep a distance of 6 kilometers from airports and must not fly higher than 100 meters above the ground.
Several regions in Poland are only permitted to use drones to a limited extent. For example, you need a permit from the respective park administration for national parks. Also note that flights in the eastern border areas must be approved by the border guards. For flights in the capital Warsaw, several permits are required due to the above-mentioned safety distances and flight zones, including those of the State Protection Service.
A helpful app that shows you the flight zones and requirements in Poland is DroneRadar .
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Poland 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 Poland!