Foreigners flying drones in Denmark in the open category

Sidst opdateret 02/07/2021

 

You need to be aware of the following National Danish Drone Rules and Legislation before flying drones in Denmark:

  • You must be 15 years old when flying drones in the open category in Denmark:
    • 1. Unless you are operating in subcategory A1, as referred to in Part A of the Annex to this Regulation, with a Class C0 UAS as defined in Part 1 of the Annex to Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945, which are toys within the meaning of Directive 2009/48/EF (micro drones)
    • 2. Unless the UAS is privately built with a maximum take-off mass of less than 250 g
  • Unless prior permission has been obtained from the responsible infrastructure manager, operations may not take place closer than 15 meters horizontally from railways and urban railways
  • Unless prior permission has been obtained from the responsible infrastructure manager, operations may not take place over public roads where the speed limit is above 70 km/h
  • Operations must not take place closer than 5 meters from overhead power lines, unless prior permission has been obtained from the responsible infrastructure manager.
  • Operations over buildings and residential buildings and associated gardens, courtyards and similar, which are delimited by fences, hedges, walls or similar, may not take place without the consent of the owner or occupier, unless the flight takes place as part of work or business, which under other legislation provides access to the property.
  • Operations closer than 2.5 meters from residential properties that are not delimited by fences, hedges, walls or similar, may not take place unless the flight takes place as part of the performance of work or business, which according to other legislation provides access to the property.
  • When flying in areas belonging to residential properties that are not delimited by fences, hedges, walls or similar, operations may not take place closer than 2.5 meters from the residential property without the owner's or his agents' consent. When flying closer than 2.5 meters from residential properties, residents must be informed before the flight.
  • Operations closer than 150 meters horizontal distance from places of operation where police and other emergency authorities work, or where the flight is in violation of these authorities' special established restrictions, must not take place.