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All Drone Laws in Slovakia for 2023 (Complete Guide)

Updated in 2023 by Paul Posea
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120m max height

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Registration required

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Don't interfere with aircraft

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Keep of urban centers

Our Dronesgator guide to the drone laws in Slovakia outlines how to remain updated with the latest drone laws in the country. The information covers where one can get a drone permit, areas for flying the drone travel guides, and contact information.

Can I bring a drone to Slovakia?

There’s no such law that prevents bringing drones to Slovakia. However, the passenger must observe all the laws and regulations. 

Is it Legal to fly drones in Slovakia?

According to the national aviation authority of Slovakia, the Civil Aviation Division of the Transportation Office (CAD), it is legal to fly drones in Slovakia as far as you are aware and compliant with all the rules and regulations.

Who is the drone regulating Authority in Slovakia?

As per the updated data till March 2022, the following two authorities regulates drone in Slovakia:

If you would like to reach out to these agencies with an inquiry here is their information: 

Email: martin.jurovic@nsat.sk 

Tel: +421(02)48-777-548

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General Drone Rules in Slovakia:

Slovakia comes under European Union, so if you want to fly a drone in Slovakia you have to abide by the rules set by European Union. Apart from that, countries have their national set of rules as well.

Following are the national rules for flying a drone in Slovakia:

  1. Keep your drone within the visual line of sight of an observer who is next to you or in direct communication with you to avoid any incident.
  2. The drone must be flown in daylight. You can only fly your drones at night if they have proper lighting.
  3. The drone must be flown at a distance of 50 meters from people, infrastructures, or vehicles.
  4. Drones cannot be used as cargo, air transport, luggage, or mail.
  5. If your drone has a camera you have to get it registered.

Drone Laws for Recreational drone operations:

To fly as a hobbyist, everything is pretty much cut in your favor. No license is required, just an understanding that you know what you are doing. 

If your drone weighs over 7 Kg, this does not apply. If you intend to fly close or inside a restricted area, you might want to seek authorization. Drones weighing over 20 Kg should be:

  • Registered online
  • Have insurance coverage
  • Flight licenses

Other than this you just have to observe the general rules mentioned above.

Drone Laws for Commercial drone operations:

Any drone with a camera capable of recording is considered a commercial drone. As a commercial category, there is paperwork and other conditions you must adhere to:

  • As a commercially operating pilot, you must have registered your drone.
  • You must create an operating manual.
  • You must obtain permission from the Department of Defense
  • You must obtain a Slovakia license.
  • You must have to register for 350 euro annual insurance coverage.
  • The photos you’ll take from your drone have to be reviewed by the topographic department.
  • Keep a flight log

How can I obtain a Permit as a Commercial drone operator in Slovakia?

As per the EU, registration is mandatory for every UAS operator. To obtain a permit to fly a commercial drone, you must pass a theoretical and practical examination administered by the Transport Authority.  

To pass the theoretical exam, at least 75% of the questions in each subject must be answered correctly.

Once you pass the theoretical test, you’ll have to go through a practical examination. To clear this part you have to prove your abilities as a competent operator to the transport office employee.

How can I get my drone Registered in Slovakia?

To get your drone registered for commercial operations, you have to fill out an application that requires the following details:

  • Your full name
  • Contact Details
  • Drone serial numbers
  • Purchase invoices
  • Photos etc.

Normally this application is tailored for Slovaks and Slovak residents, however, there seems to be a caveat that allows approval when requested in special circumstances. To be on the safe side, make an inquiry to the contact information mentioned above. 

Am I required to have insurance to fly a drone in Slovakia?

If you’re flying your drone for commercial purposes, you must have insurance that covers you and your drone. You don’t need any insurance by law if your drone falls in the recreational category. However, if you cause any harm to the property or injury to anybody, you will be held liable. So it is always beneficial for you to get yourself covered by third-party liability insurance to cover such incidents.

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What are my top drones to fly safely in Slovakia?

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.

1. DJI Mini 2- The best international travel drone (under 250g)

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4k

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10 km

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

2. DJI Mavic Air 2 - My favorite drone overall

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34 min

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If you want more control over things like shutter speed, iso, and such, the best professional drone that still falls under the 500g category is the DJI Mavic Air.

It's made mostly for people who want to play around with settings and enter into the pro category.

DJI lowered its price since it was first released.

Restricted Areas and Geofencing (Drone Flying map)

The best way to figure out what areas you can fly in, while you're here is by consulting DJI's official map.

They do a great job mapping the places that one should avoid while flying in every country:

  • airports
  • military bases
  • prisons
  • power plants
  • any high-risk areas

These would be the current updated drone laws for Slovakia. I suggest checking my full map with all the countries' drone laws to see where it's best to travel.

Conclusion 

If you are going to visit Slovakia, make sure you’ve learned all the dos and don’ts of flying drones in this region. This will help you have a safe journey and enjoy flying your drone without getting yourself into trouble.

Also, keep in mind that, commercial and recreational drones are treated differently in most countries therefore you will need to prepare yourself accordingly. Last but not least, always follow rules and regulations and make sure to respect the laws of every country.

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Hi, I'm Paul.
A big drone enthusiast, reviewing, comparing and writing about drones since 2015. I'm all about helping people enjoy and even monetize their hobby.
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Paul Posea
Hi, I'm a long-time drone reviewer and I hope my articles and comparisons on this site as well as Dronesgator's youtube channel are of as much help as possible.

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