Drone Laws in Latvia

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Latvia.

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

If you’d like to contact the LCAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: latcaa@latcaa.gov.lv  / + 371 67 830 936

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

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Latvia

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

  • All drones must be labeled with the owner’s name, address, and telephone number.
  • Drone pilots must identify themselves as a drone pilot with a hat, shirt or in some other way.
  • Drones may not be flown above crowds, events containing crowds, or people.
  • Drones may not be flown near aircraft, airports, prisons, military facilities, or infrastructure objects.
  • Drones weighing over .5 kilograms (1.1 pounds) by a drone pilot under 18 years of age may be done only under adult supervision.
  • Liability insurance is required for flying a drone heavier than 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds).
  • Drones may not be flown at night.

For more information on Latvia’s drone laws, see this document created by the LCAA.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Latvia? 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 Latvia 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 Latvia? Here you go: