Portugal & drones: anything I should know?


I’m off to the Algarve in a couple of weeks for a spot of out-of-season fun and I’m planning on doing a bit of flying while I’m there. From what I’ve seen elsewhere, it looks like their version of the drone code is pretty similar to the UK’s & I don’t need to apply for a permit from ANAC unless I’m doing something out of the ordinary, or flying at night.

Am I right, or do I need to be applying for a permit of some kind?

Thanks for your help.


There was a thread not so long ago by @greenarmy1978 and @milkmanchris:

An I think @JayForceOne has been there too!


Some good locations advice there - thanks for signposting.

Since nobody else has raised it as an issue, I guess the permit thing is a bit of a red herring then?


I went there last year at this time, I applied for a permit thro the relevant authorities but they didn’t reply back. Maybe they don’t understand da English, So rather than risk it at the airport, left it at home.