Drone Laws in Israel

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Israel.

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According to Israel’s national aviation authority, the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority (CAAI), flying a drone is legal in Israel, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

Special Travel Consideration for Flying a Drone in Israel

If you’re traveling to Israel and want to bring your drone, the CAAI lists these special considerations for foreigners who want to fly drones:

  • The Israeli Drone Organization operated by the CAAI is responsible for all drone activities in Israel and you can checkout their website here.
  • As a tourist, you are allowed to use your drone for recreational purposes only.  Using drones for commercial activities or research is not permitted.
  • In-case using drones for work and/or research in Israel, you can contact us by email and we will arrange a professional and reliable drone operator to answer your needs: Email: UAV@icd.org.il / office@icd.org.il
Please follow this link for the most up to date information for flying drones for recreational purposes, No Fly Zone Map and the basic rules for flying:  https://www.icd.org.il/english

If you’d like to contact CAAI directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: milsteinn@mot.gov.il / +972 3 977 4555

flying a drone in Israel

Why fly a drone in Israel? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Israel

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Israel.

  • Commercial drone operations in Israel require a license. Learn more about licensing requirements on the CAAI website.
  • Drone pilots must maintain full line of sight with their drone while flying.
  • Drones may not fly above 50 meters (164 feet) from the ground.
  • Drones may not fly within 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of any airport or airfield.
  • Drones may not fly within 250 meters (820 feet) of people and buildings.
  • Drones may not fly in No Fly Zones. See a map of No Fly Zones in Israel here.

For more information on Israel’s drone laws, see this document issued by the CAAI.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Israel? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Israel can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Israel? Here you go: