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All Drone Laws in Ukraine for 2023 (Complete Guide)

Updated in 2023 by Paul Posea
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50m max height

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Register drones over 2kg

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Keep 5km away from external borders

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Only fly during day

This is a guide for the drone laws in Ukraine for 2023 (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.

Can I fly a drone in Ukraine?

The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine ranks drones as legal. Just as in other countries there are strict rules and regulations governing the industry. 

Whether you are a commercial drone pilot or a recreational one you will need to follow the rules and regulations imposed by the government otherwise you will end up getting yourself in trouble.

Contact information

Questions on drones can be found by:

Email: vdz@avia.gov.ua

Phone: +380 44 461 5401

Do I Need a Permit to Fly Drone in Ukraine?

Another common question that comes into mind is whether we need a permit before taking off with the drone or not. The answer to this question depends on what type of drone you are flying.

If you are flying your drone for recreational purposes then there is no need for having a permit. However, for those who intend to use their drone for commercial activities such as photography or film-making, then a permit is required.

For commercial drones, you will need to obtain a permit within UkrAirCenter which is the organization that regulates air traffic in Ukraine.

You will need to fill out an application which you can find on their website and send it along with the required documents. The process usually takes around 2 weeks for the permit to be approved and you will be good to go.

Is There an Age Limit for Flying a Drone in Ukraine?

Currently, there is no age limit for flying a drone in Ukraine. However, you will need to be over 18 to become eligible for a permit in order to fly a commercial drone.

Recreational drone pilots can be of any age as long as they are following all the rules and laws of Ukrainian Aviation Authorities.

Do I Need to Register My Drone in Ukraine?

The answer to this question is both yes and no depending on the weight of your drone. If your drone weighs under 2 kg you don't need to register it or obtain a permit for flying. However, if the weight of the drone is more than 2 KG then you will need to register it as well as get a permit from the UkrAirCenter.

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General Rules for Flying a Drone in Ukraine

Drone laws in Ukraine are thankfully pretty well established and you won't find yourself in difficult situations most of the times if you respect the bare minimum.

Here are some of the most important rules that both commercial and recreational drone pilots must need to follow.

  • You are not allowed to fly your drone above 400 ft from the ground level.
  • You are not allowed to fly in any restricted or controlled airspace without prior permission.
  • You need to maintain a line of sight with your drone at all times while flying.
  • You are not allowed to fly your drone near any airports or helipads.
  • You are not allowed to fly your drone in crowded areas or over any gathering of people.
  • You are not allowed to fly your drone at night time.
  • You need to make sure that your drone is always flying within the visual line of sight.
  • You are not allowed to fly your drone over any military installations or government buildings.
  • You are not allowed to fly your drone in a careless or reckless manner which could result in harming other people or property.
  • Drones that weigh more than 2 KG must be registered and you will need to obtain a permit from the UkrAirCenter before flying.

Flying a drone in Ukraine can be both a fun and rewarding experience as long as you are following all the rules and regulations set by the government. Just make sure that you are always aware of your surroundings and you will be good to go.

Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes

You might be wondering whether you can bring your drone on an airplane with you or not. The answer is yes, you can but there are some things that you need to take into consideration first.

The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has set some strict rules and regulations regarding drones and how they should be transported.

First of all, you will need to make sure that your drone is powered off and packed in your carry-on or checked baggage. You are not allowed to keep any lithium batteries in your drone while transporting it on an airplane.

The TSA also recommends that you should pack your drone in a hard-sided case in order to protect it from getting damaged during the flight.

You will also need to make sure that your drone is registered with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) before bringing it on an airplane.

These are just some of the things that you need to take into consideration before bringing your drone on an airplane. Just make sure that you are following all the rules and regulations set by the TSA and FAA and you will be good to go.

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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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