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Monaco and the Area By Drone

A great, quick survey of what Monaco and the closely surrounding area looks like, from above captured by drone.

Monaco and the Area By Drone
Monaco and the Area By Drone

General Rules in Flying Drones in Monaco

Listed below are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Monaco when to capture any area:

  • The government freely permits the use of drones that weigh less than 500 grams (1.1 pounds) for recreational purposes, with the exception of the vicinity of the Prince’s Palace, the Place du Palais, and within 150 meters (492 feet) of any of the airport or heliport.
  • One must obtain a certificate of authorization from CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) to operate drones that weigh more than 500 grams (1.1 pounds).
  • You may not take photographs or video by drone without permission. One must obtain permission at least 15 days prior to the proposed shoot.
  • The government requires drone insurance to operate any drone that weighs more than 500 grams (1.1 pounds).

Certification Requirements for Flying a Drone in Monaco

A certificate of authorization issued by the CAA is required to fly any drone weighing 500 grams (1.1 pounds) or more in Monaco. Here are some details:

  • Operators of drones weighing over 500 grams (1.1 pounds) must apply for a general permit before flying. Once obtained, the permit is good for three years.
  • In addition, operators must obtain authorization from the CAA before every flight they conduct.
  • Obtaining A separate authorization is a must for shooting photos and/ or videos.

For more information on Monaco’s drone laws, see this page on the CAA’s website.

For further information about Monaco, take a visit to the Official Tourism Portal of Monaco.