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All Drone Laws in Estonia for 2021 (Ultimate Guide)

This is a guide for Estonian drone laws in 2021 (updated every year) where you'll get a clue about what you can or shouldn't do while flying and travelling through this country.

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Are drones legal in Estonia?

Drone use is legal in Estonia, however, it is subjected to heavy regulations. With more users embracing the use of drones in the country, headlines of drones disrupting flights in airports generated enough noise and suspicion to warrant policymakers to rein in on the industry. What this means is anyone flying a drone will be treated as a pilot.

Contact information

 

Drone laws and regulations are under the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration. They are responsible for the regulation and enforcement of unmanned aircraft. 

 

You can get in touch with them through:

Lõõtsa 5, Ülemiste City 11415 Tallinn Estonia. 

Phone +372 6103500 

E-mail ecaa@ecaa.ee 

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What are the drone laws in Estonia?

The rules and regulation is quite clear and concise compared to many countries, and if you make sure to respect the following rules, you're good to go.

Any other rule I might have left out can be downloaded.

Rules I would recommend every drone pilot to follow regardless:

  • Fly your drone only during the day
  • Respect the privacy of everyone around you
  • Keep off airports and give precedence to other forms of aircraft. If you see incoming manned aircraft, land immediately.
  • Do not fly over industries, government buildings or military zones
  • Keep off natural disaster spots.

How do I apply for a drone flight restriction waiver in Estonia?

  1. Send your application
  2. Ratify with your local authorities once granted.
  • Individual application form
  • Business application form

The application process should cost €45, and if granted the permit will last a year.

What are my top drones to fly safely in Estonia?

My following two recommendations are 2 great compact drones that are quite silent and also small enough to travel with and not stand out as annoying.

Dji Mini 2- The best international travel drone (under 250g)

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4k

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31min

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10km

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No follow me

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DJI has surprised us with this incredible camera drone under 250g, which is legal to fly in most countries without registration.
It comes at a very cheap price for it's incredible specs.

I have covered it much more in depth in my article review and even compared it with the Mavic Air 2.

Restricted Areas and Geofencing (drone FLying map)

The drone laws have keenly focused on apportioning Tartu and Tallinn as controlled airspaces. To get authorization for flying close to any of these cities, permission from the ECAA which clearly states the time, duration and height are required. 



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