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The Department of Civil Aviation is the authority responsible for the establishment as well as the administration of the UAS geographical zones in proximity of the two main international airports. As shown below, both Larnaca and Paphos airports are inside two zones marked as A and B.

ZONE  A (dark yellow) –  UAS operations inside this zone are strictly RESTRICTED because the risk of encounter with manned aircraft is very high due to the proximity of the runways of both airports. UAS operators who wish to conduct operationsin this zone (A) have to request for a special permission from the Department of Civil Aviation, following an application of an operational authorisation and a SORA risk assessment (fees applied). More detailed information about applying for an operational authorisation can be found here. 

ZONE B (light yellow) –  UAS operations in the Open Category inside this zone are RESTRICTED due to the proximity of the two airports.  UAS operators who wish to conduct operationsin this zone (B) have to request a special permission from the Department of Civil Aviation by completing and submitting the application form which can be found here. Please note that a third party insurance cover of €1,000,000 is mandatory for UAS operations inside this zone (B).

The Geo Zones file for the Republic of Cyprus can be downloaded by pressing the button below.  UAS operators have the responsibility to upload this file into the Geo Awareness System of their drone, provided this function is available.

Download Button Download GeoZones JSON

LARNACA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

AREA A – TERMS OF ACCESS

  • RESTRICTED AREA
  • AUTHORISATION REQUIRED
  • Special approval for UAS operations only through application for an operational authorisation (fees applied)
  • Applications must be submitted at least 2 months before the intended UAS operation
  • Insurance coverage for 3rd party liability  €1,000,000
  • Contact email: infor@drones.gov.cy
  • Contact number: 22404167 / 22404121

AREA B  – TERMS OF ACCESS 

  • RESTRICTED AREA
  • AUTHORISATION REQUIRED
  • UAS operators shall submit a request for approval using the Airport Airspace Reservation Request  form found at the end of this page
  • Insurance coverage for 3rd party liability  €1,000,000
  • Submission of requests must be at least 10 working days before the start of the intended UAS operation
  • Contact email: info@drones.gov.cy
  • Contact number: 22404167 / 22404121

PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

AREA A – TERMS OF ACCESS

  • RESTRICTED AREA
  • AUTHORISATION REQUIRED
  • Special approval for UAS operations only through application for an operational authorisation (fees applied)
  • Applications must be submitted at least 2 months before the intended UAS operation
  • Insurance coverage for 3rd party liability  €1,000,000
  • Contact email: infor@drones.gov.cy
  • Contact number: 22404167 / 22404121

AREA B  – TERMS OF ACCESS 

  • RESTRICTED AREA
  • AUTHORISATION REQUIRED
  • UAS operators shall submit a request for approval using the Airport Airspace Reservation Request  form found at the end of this page
  • Submission of requests must be at least 10 working days before the start of the intended UAS operation
  • Insurance coverage for 3rd party liability  €1,000,000
  • Contact email: info@drones.gov.cy
  • Contact number: 22404167 / 22404121

Operational Authorisation Application form

UAS operators who have to apply for an operational authorisation must fill in ths form

Airport Airspace Reservation Request Form

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