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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – Drones

In general, one is not permitted to fly drones in the Faroe Islands within 150 metres of a village, town or city or within 150 metres of main roads that connect villages.

Additionally, drones are not allowed to be flown within a 5-kilometre radius of Vágar Airport. Similarly, drones must not be flown above summerhouses or camping areas, or in places where many people are gathered, e.g. at festivals.

However, exemptions can be given if the drone is used for research, test or commercial purposes, provided the application fulfils certain terms and conditions. If the application is approved and the terms and conditions are met, the owner of the drone is obliged to inform the police in the Faroe Islands about where the drone will be flown. In some cases, the owner of the drone must ask for permission to use the drone in the area where they would like to fly.

Please note that the drone must be insured.

Aviation rules and regulations in the Faroe Islands are overseen by the Danish Transport and Construction Agency. For more information about the use of drones in the Faroe Islands, please visit the Danish Transport and Construction Agency’s website or download the Regulations on unmanned aircraft in English below.

Illegal flying of drones in the Faroe Islands can result in a fine of DKK 5000.

If you wish to apply for an exemption, contact the Danish Transport and Construction Agency by e-mailing info@tbst.dk or calling +45 72218800.

If you plan on flying a drone in the Faroe Islands, please notify the Police in the Faroe Islands by e-mailing politi@politi.fo or calling +298 351448.

Regulations on unmanned aircraft not weighing more than 25 kg

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