Drone Laws and Regulations in Switzerland

Find out whether you are allowed to fly your drone in Switzerland and what

rules apply or whether it is prohibited in general. We do not assume any liability.

 

If you find outdated or wrong information or if you want to submit the drone regulations for countries that are currently not listed, feel free to contact us here.

RECREATIONAL DRONE PILOTS (HOBBYISTS)

Is private drone flying allowed in Switzerland?

Yes, but you need to apply to the rules listed below.

A special permission is not necessary.

Maximum Height

150m / 492ft

> 150m / 492ft: special permission required

Maximum Distance

The drone needs to remain in sight always (line-of-sight)

Maximum Take-Off Weight

< 30kg / 66lbs without special permission

> 30kg / 66lbs special permission required

Competence Statement / License

Not required

Day Times

Flying a drone in Switzerland is allowed during daytime only.

Night time flights need a special approval.

Labelling Requirements

Not required

Drone Liability Insurance

Always required;

min. coverage 1,000,000 CHF / approx. 1,005,210 USD

COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOTS (PROFESSIONALS)

Is commercial drone flying allowed in Switzerland?

Yes, but you need to apply to the rules listed below.

A special permission is not necessary.

150m / 492ft

> 150m / 492ft special permission required

Maximum Height

Maximum Distance

The drone needs to remain in sight always (line-of-sight)

Not required

Labelling Requirements

Maximum Take-Off Weight

< 30kg / 66lbs without special permission

> 30kg / 66lbs special permission required

Flying a drone in Switzerland is allowed during daytime only.

Nigh time flights need a special approval.

Day Times

Drone Liability Insurance

Always required;
min. coverage 1,000,000 CHF / approx. 1,005,210 USD

Not required

Competence Statement / License

Drone Ban Zones

State institutes

Federal authority constructions

Regional authority constructions

Airport control zones (CTR)

Crowds of people (stay away at least 100m / 328ft)

Hospitals

Operation sites of police, military, search- and rescue forces

You must always yield right of way to manned aircraft!

FOR DJI DRONES ONLY!

Please note that there are several constant and temporary drone ban zones (known as no-fly-zones) that either won't let your drone take-off at all or that will ask for a permission of yours.

Please click at both graphics to spot all blocked / restricted areas near your desired flying location.

Additional links and important email addresses

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