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13 October 2017, 15:14

Drone flight restrictions

Drone flight restrictions

The Belarusian Defense Ministry has extended the list of locations where unmanned aerial vehicles must not be flown. UAVs are classified as aircraft without a human pilot on board, which fly in visual range of the operator, and autonomous free-flying devices.

Where mustn't you fly drones?

Minsk – 14 locations, including:

1. center of the city;

2. diplomatic town;

3. Pobeditelei Avenue;

4. Nezavisimosti Avenue;

5. northern part of the Minsk ring road;

6. Minsk Arena;

7. Chizhovka Arena;

8. Independence Palace;

9. Lipki airfield;

10. Beijing Hotel area;

11. Minsk One Airport area.

Minsk Oblast — 22 locations, including:

1. Minsk National Airport;

2. Machulishchi;

3. Ostroshitsky Gorodok;

4. part of the M3 and P80 motorway;

5. part of the M2 motorway.

Brest Oblast — 7 locations, including:

1. Brest Airport.

Vitebsk Oblast — 9 locations, including:

1. Vitebsk Airport;

2. western and northern parts of Postavy.

Gomel Oblast — 12 locations, including:

1. Gomel Airport;

2. southern part of Rechitsa.

Grodno Oblast — 13 locations, including:

1. western part of Grodno, including OAO Grodno Azot;

2. eastern part of Lida and an area to the west of the city;

3. Belarusian nuclear power plant.

Mogilev Oblast — 3 locations, including:

1. Mogilev Airport;

2. area near the villages of Brozhka, Tugolitsa, Telusha to the south of Bobruisk.

Drones cannot be flown in the restricted areas without authorization from government agencies.

Drone flights are also restricted along the borders with Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia.

In the rest of the country drones can be flown up to 100m above ground or water.

Source: Defense Ministry resolution No.19 of 27 September 2017.

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