500m max range

cant fly over crowds of people

30m from people

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Don't interfere with aircraft

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Only during day

All Drone Laws in Montenegro for 2021 (Complete Guide)

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

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Can I fly a drone in Montenegro?

The Montenegro civil aviation authority is the body responsible for overseeing drone rules and regulations in Montenegro. To comply with the following drone regulations, here is what one must consider. 

Contact information

You can pass any queries or clarifications on drone use in Montenegro by reaching out to:



What are the Drone Laws in Montenegro?

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For more information on the drone laws in Montenegro, check the civil aviation website

  • Age
    The operator must be at least 16 years old
  • Prior approval for drone flight
    Both the drone pilot and flight must be approved by the FAA.
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    Liability insurance (Compulsory)
    Drones operating in Montenegro must be insured
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    No night flying
    Do not fly at night unless your drone has lighting
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    Distance to objects
    Drones must stay 30m (89 ft) away from animals, vehicles, people, vessels, railways, roads, high voltage cables, and water routes.
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    Height limit of 400ft
    Operators can only fly drones in uncontrolled airspace (Class G) up to 400 ft
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    Line of sight
    Keep your done within the visual line-of-sight of an observer who is next to you or in direct communication with you
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    Stay 45 meters (150 ft) away from congregated people.
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    500m max from the pilot
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    Flight records must be maintained

Can I bring a drone to Montenegro?

Yes. Even if it is for a couple of days, you must get a permit from the Ministry of Economy. It is better to have this done in advance so your drone is not confiscated on arrival. 


Let me just point out that you cannot submit your form by email. You have to do it in person or through an authorized party. In addition, the import fee can only be paid locally.

Should I register a drone in Montenegro?

Yes. Any drone weighing over 500 g, flies higher than 10 meters or 15 meters away has to be registered. 

The application form can be relayed to the Civil Aviation Authority via post or email. 

How are drones classified in Montenegro?

Class A: An area not built up

Class B: Developed but uninhabited areas

Class C: Inhabited areas

Class D: Urban areas

How are drones classified in Montenegro?

  • Proof that you have paid the fee
  • The specs of your drone
  • A statement that you understand the rules required of you in Montenegro
  • Use of your drone
  • Duration of stay.

What is the duration to get a permit in Montenegro?


The processing time lasts 30 days. The application form and the underlying requirements are available on the Ministry’s website. If you are a foreigner, fill-up the form that touches on the import of drones. 


For more information on the drone laws in Montenegro, check the civil aviation website:


Should I register my drone in Montenegro

Yes. The Ministry of Civil Aviation in Montenegro launched a campaign dubbed Safe Drones Control aimed at increasing the number of drones registered legally. The intention is to increase security and curb illegal capture and use of data.

Can I be penalized for using my drone in Montenegro?

Breach of laws on unmanned aerial vehicles can subject you to fines, penalties or legal proceedings if you violated public order.

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