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Legislation on Drone Use Drafted in Iceland

According to a draft on legislation on the use of drones in Iceland, they must be kept at a distance of at least 150 meters (492 feet) from Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, police stations and prisons, and special permission will be required for flying over densely-populated areas.

The draft also includes that drones cannot be flown within a 1.5-km (0.9-mile) radius of an airport, unless their users have special permission, or within 200 meters of the scene of an accident, ruv.is reports.

Drones have already been banned within Þingvellir National Park and owners of fishing rivers are lobbying for a ban on drones over rivers during fishing season.

Drone users are rapidly increasing in Iceland, which called for the legislation being drafted. The inaugural meeting of the Icelandic Drone Association will be held tonight.

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