According to the published draft, registration should last three years (Just about the same time as any other drone's useful life).
- Line of sight: You must maintain a visual line of sight when flying the drone.
- No flying near airports: Maintain a 2km distance away from the seaport and airports.
- Maintain a 250m distance from buildings
- Height limit of 50m
- Insurance: When doing business have 3rd party insurance
- No night flying: Do not fly at night unless your drone has lighting
Where are drones restricted in Israel?
We can agree that most drone-related accidents arise from negligence or incompetence of the drone operator.
The Israeli Civil Aviation Authority should not be affected by:
- Military installations
- Keep off the airports and infrastructure assets
Can I bring a drone to Israel?
You can bring a drone into Israel just make sure you have it registered online and abode by all country regulations.
How can I register a drone in Israel?
In Israel, registering a drone is mandatory. There is an online portal where you can register your drone before arriving in the country. To register any drone you must be 16 years and above. Here is the link.
The registration process costs NIS 30.
To complete the registration you need:
- Your contact details and a copy of your ID
- Debit and credit cards
- Israel travel dates
- Your drone serial number
- Flight information
What about commercial drone flights?
Drone operators will have to obtain advanced licenses and go through a thorough exam costing NIS 300. A license is required to fly your drones close to any building. It is worth pointing out that the new laws are for commercial drones being able to fly drones at night.
What is the penalty for flying your drone illegally in Israel?
Keep in mind that the Israeli police have direct access to the IAA database where they can run information on drone owners to ascertain if they are registered.