Drone Regulations in Estonia

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Estonia

Estonian Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

It is allowed

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

150 metters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Drone Regulations in Estonia


When you decide travel and fly your drone in Estonia you need to be inform about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities


ecaa@ecaa.ee / +372 610 3500

Drone Regulations in Estonia:

Main Drone Regulations in Estonia

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight.

– For flights under 150 meters – permit is not required.

– For flights above 150 meters – you need a Permit. For this permit you need to apply request and to wait at least 3 days (working).

– For flights below 500 meters – the same procedure, except you need to wait 10 working days for Approval. For full and rich information about Permits and Approvals – you can visit this official ECAA website

– Day time flights only.

– Flying above people, National objects and areas, Military facilities, near Airports etc. – is Forbidden.

– Always check the technical condition of your drone and keep privacy of people.

Requirements for getting Permit

In Estonia there a air spaces blocks. They required Permit from ECAA. For exact information and getting Permit- visit the official website.
In each case we advise you to be max informed and prepared before perform a drone flight. The Drone Regulations are the most importing information witch provide safety and plainly drone times.

Some tourist travel tips for Estonia

Rakvere Castle

The castle is located about 100 kilometres east of Tallinn to the city of the same name and can be reached by car in about an hour and 10 minutes. The castle was built gradually during the period 14-16 centuries and during the years of its existence was under the different influence – Danish, German, Russian, Swedish and Polish. The castle was partially destroyed during the Polish-Swedish War of 1602-1605. The surviving part of the castle was used after that war.

The first research and conservation of the fort date from 1901-1902 and more extensive studies of the area began after 1975.

Today, Rakvere Castle is an interesting tourist attraction, recreating 16th-century life. Preserved are an inner and outer courtyard, several large rooms and a special corridor with 3 halls – the halls of death.

Jagala Falls: one of the largest in Estonia

After the attractions at Rakvere Castle, we headed to Jagala Falls. The waterfall is located about 30 kilometres east of Tallinn. It is accessible by car. One can view the waterfall from both sides of the river, although the approaches are different. There are signs in the area.
Jagala Waterfall, on the river of the same name, is about 8 meters high – beautiful, open and quite impressive, given its wide latitude – according to the information plate it reaches up to 70 meters wide in its deepest periods. I don’t know if that’s the case, but even though he couldn’t stand it during our visit, he was charming.

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