The European Union published new regulations for recreational and commercial drone users. The rules, which were drafted by the European Aviation Safety Agency, define limits on the distance from the operator at which a drone is permitted to fly and require all drones to be registered and identifiable.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission has postponed the date of application of EU Regulation 2019/947 by 6 months.

This will therefore apply from 31/12/2020 instead of 01/07/2020, as originally planned.

The Implementing Regulation amending EU Regulation 2019/947 regarding the postponement of the dates for the application of certain measures in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic (link is external) was published on June 4th 2020.

Updated : June 5th, 2020.