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Drone Laws in Liechtenstein

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Liechtenstein.

drone laws in LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Drone Regulations

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

If you’d like to contact the CAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: / +423 236 60 72

flying a drone in Liechtenstein

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

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Liechtenstein

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

  • When operating a drone with visual recording equipment, images and videos recorded may only be for personal use and cannot violate individual privacy rights without express permission. Liechtenstein has very strict privacy laws that can carry legal penalties for accidental violation of an individual’s privacy—learn more about privacy regulations in Liechtenstein here.
  • A permit from the CAA is required in the instances listed below—you can find the application to obtain a permit here.
    • To fly a drone that weighs more than 30 kilograms (66 pounds).
    • If the drone pilot wishes to engage in “First Person View”.
    • For flights within 100 meters (328 feet) of crowds.
    • For flights within 5 kilometers (3 miles) of an airport or over private property.
  • For drones weighing more than 500 grams (1.1 pounds), liability insurance is required.
  • Operators must maintain an unaided visual line of sight with their drone while flying.
  • Drones may not be flown within 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of the Balzers area.
  • Drones may not be flown near the Landtag Building or Vaduz Castle.

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

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Liechtenstein? Send us an email at 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 Liechtenstein 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 Liechtenstein? Here you go: