Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has decided to further regulate drones by forcing owners to register them, according to the newspaper NZZ am Sonntag.
The new requirement, which will probably start in 2020, was suggested in 2017. Drone registration would be done online by the owner. How the police would access the database is still being considered.
Currently, those flying drones weighing more than 30 kg require authorization. There are also laws that include no-fly zones, such as within 5 km of an airport or 100 m of a crowd.
The new drone register will be in addition to existing regulations.
There are an estimated 100,000 drones in Switzerland.
NZZ am Sonntag article (in German)