Drone Laws in Algeria

Agencies Responsible for regulating drones in the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

National Air Navigation Establishment (ENNA)

Ministère des Travaux Publics et des Transports

Updated February 3, 2023

UAS Laws – General rules for flying drones in Algeria

The Algerian agency responsible for drone safety, ENNA, has not codified drone use regulations in Algeria. Go to the link above to check for recent updates.

Are drones allowed in Algeria?

Drone operations are restricted in Algeria without permission and are not regulated. Use the ICAO’s recommendations when considering your drone flight. Read on for more details.

Here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Algeria:

Absent explicit regulations, we suggest you follow the ICAO’s recommendations (ICAO UAS Toolkit):

  1. You should always consult your local Civil Aviation Authority since drone guidelines and regulations differ from country to country.
  2. If the drone weighs more than 25 kg (55 lbs), most States require you to obtain a permit before operating it.
  3. If you are paid to use the drone or if you use it for research, most States require you to obtain a permit before operating it.
  4. Keep your drone within eyesight at all times.
  5. Read the user’s manual thoroughly before operating your drone.
  6. Check your drone before each flight
  7. Don’t fly within 50 meters (55 yards) of or over people, property, or vehicles.
  8. Don’t fly more than 150 meters (490 feet) from the ground
  9. Don’t fly near an airport. Stay at least 8km (5 miles) away.
  10. Always remember that you are now a remote pilot and are responsible for flying safely and avoiding collisions.

Notes for recreational drone pilots flying for fun in Algeria

See the general rules above.

Notes for operating Commercial Drone Services in Algeria

See the general rules above.

Useful published information on flying drones in Algeria

Here is a sample of what you might expect if you follow the drone laws and fly in Algeria…

NOTE: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), Small UAS, Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and drone are interchangeable terms unless specified. Model Aircraft, toy, remote-controlled, and RC aircraft may be covered by the same regulations unless specified.

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