Belgium

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**New royal decree on drones issued on 10 April 2016 has become the leading regulation on Drones for Belgium**

Information on drone regulations
Foreign operators wanting to fly in Belgium
Examination and instructors
Flying a drone safely

Overview

There are 3 types of flight activities that are dependent on the purpose of the flight and if they are recreational or non-recreational. Risk of flight is also taken into account. Recreational (private use): no authorization or license is needed provided the risk level of the activity is low and follows the conditions: Good to know: check your private insurance to see if it covers drones. Having this coverage could be useful. Non-recreational: Class 1 and Class 2 are for flying outside the criteria listed in section 3.2 of the Royal Decree, drone users will need to Good to know: – Belgocontrol is an autonomous public company in charge of the safety of air traffic in the civil airspace for which the Belgian State is responsible. Our company fulfils this mission while optimising costs and punctuality, increasing capacity and ensuring the sustainable development of air traffic.
Belgocontrol provides all the essential services to manage and control the air traffic safely: