Application for the establishment of a restricted area (R-area)

The Swedish Transport Agency may decide on restrictions or bans on aviation, so-called restricted areas (R-area), or bans on aviation for up to two weeks. This can be done for military reasons, for reasons of public order and security or due to nature or environmental protection.

The complete application must be received by the Swedish Transport Agency no later than seven weeks before the time of establishment of the restricted area.

Processing of personal data

Here you will find information about how the Swedish Transport Agency processes personal data collected via the website and through our e-services (in swedish).

Your application must include the following:

1. Contact information (mandatory)

State the organization or authority, including address, postal code, postal address, telephone number, email and contact person.

2. Planned activities (mandatory)

Describe why the restricted area is needed, acticities, operations etc.

3. Justification (mandatory)

Justify the need for a restricted area and what purpose of the restricted area is to be achieved.

4. Designation, lateral boundaries and height of the restricted area (mandatory)


State your proposal regarding a name of the restricted area. The name should be traceable to the geographical location to where the restricted area is located.

Coordinates and horizontal limits including buffer

The restricted area must be defined with coordinates in WGS84 format. Please use an appropriate relaxation method to minimize the number of coordinates. The coordinates of the area must be given with the most northwestern point first followed by coordinates continuing clockwise to end in the same originating coordinate.

625038N 0124302E
624756N 0125849E
624213N 0125126E
624738N 0124025E
625038N 0124302E

When flying with a drone, a horizontal safety buffer of 1 NM on the inside of the restriction area must be applied.

Use LFV's drone map, the coordinate tool or drawing tool, to draw the area or validate that the coordinates correspond to the desired area. When using other GIS tools that use a different reference system, the coordinates should be transformed to WGS84 (degrees, minutes, seconds). Up to two decimals are accepted.

Upper limit including buffer

State what height (upper limit) the restricted area should have.

Upper limit is stated in ft AMSL (feet above mean sea level). This means that you must know the highest point of the ground within the restricted area.

When flying with drones, a vertical safety buffer of 500 ft on the inside of the restriction area must be added.

Use the appropriate mapping tool to identify altitudes to obtain the highest point in the area + flight altitude + buffer.

An example: Highest point within the area = 259m AMSL. Flying in the area is conducted at 120m with a 150m buffer = 529m. Convert 529m to feet and round up = 1736ft which rounded up is 1800ft AMSL).

Other examples:
GND-4000 ft AMSL
3000 ft AMSL-FL195

5. Validity periods (mandatory)

Start time date (yyyy-mm-dd) and time in UTC (eg 2022-01-01, 0900)

Closing time date (yyyy-mm-dd) and time in UTC (eg 2022-12-31, 2359).

Specified validity periods

Enter H24 if the validity period is continuous between the date range. If the time period is the same every day, use the term "daily" start time-end time. for example 2022-01-01 - 2022-12-31 daily 0900–1600.
If the time period varies daily, enter the time for each day:

MON 0900-1600.
TUE 0900-1300.
WED 0800-1300.
FRI 1100-1400.

6. Exempt from restrictions

State which airspace users that should be exempt from the restrictions.

7. Collaboration

Has there been collaboration with other authorities, stakeholders and business actors in the area that may be affected by a restricted area? If yes, state who you have had contact with and what the outcome was.

8. Other documentation (mandatory)

Attach a map of the restricted area (preferably made with the Dronechart).

If you fly drones in the specific category according to (EU) 2019/947, please attach a copy of the operational permit.

You may also enter other information that may be important for the Swedish Transport Agency's processing of the case.

How to submit your application

The complete application must be received by the Swedish Transport Agency no later than seven weeks before the current time for establishing a restriction area.

The application is sent by e-mail to


The Swedish Transport Agency
Maritime and Aviation Department
601 73 Norrköping
Phone: 0771-503 503

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