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New drone regulation

Switzerland will adopt the EU drone regulation as of January 1, 2023.

The open category regulates the operation of drones flown without permits from the FOCA. The open category is divided into three subcategories: A1, A2, A3. The vast majority of drones are operated in the open category. Model flight within the framework of a club or association is excluded from this new regulation.

Link drone regulation BAZL

FAQ Drone regulation 2023

Map of the Federal Office for Civil Aviation

Where can I fly everywhere?

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation will show you the zones with restrictions for model aircraft and drones and the official aeronautical map of Switzerland.