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Coverdrone establishes EU office in the Netherlands

Coverdrone are delighted to announce that after eighteen months of preparing for Brexit, we have successfully registered and established Coverdrone EU B.V. in the Netherlands! We have received permission from the Dutch regulators, the AFM, to transact our insurance policies across the Netherlands and the remaining European Union.

We have had a long-standing connection with the Netherlands since the inception of Coverdrone and it was a natural fit for us when choosing a home in the EU.

As you may be aware, we have been looking after our European clients for a number of years now and believe it important to continue that relationship and product offering. We value all our clients highly and wish to continue to offer the best drone insurance policy on the market to drone operators across the world!

EASA Drone Regulations

Our insurance policies accommodate the new EASA rules that came into effect on 1st January 2021. As we have been providing policies in different territories around the world for many years now, our policy wording is designed in such a way that already accommodates for changing local regulations. As long as the drone operator is flying within the local rules and regulations and has any relevant permissions, qualifications or licenses that are required – our policy will cover them!

However, it is important that we remind that you that the insurance regulation EC785/2004 has not changed, so it is therefore still a legal requirement to obtain drone insurance if you are undertaking commercial operations. It is therefore important that when you are selecting one of our insurance policies, that you are choosing the correct type – commercial or recreational.

For more information in regards to our stance on the European Regulations, please read our blog post: New UK & EU Unmanned Aircraft Regulations and the Implications for Coverdrone Insurance.

Coverdrone’s European Policy Features

Our European clients will continue to receive exactly the same benefits as our UK clients which include the following:

  • Instant Online Quote & Buy
  • Instant Receipt of Policy Documents
  • Ability to Amend Policies
  • Online Renewal Process
  • 24 Hours, 7 Days A Week Access
  • Short Term Cover – 1 Day to 1 Year
  • Commercial Drone Insurance Policies (fully compliant with EC785/2004)
  • Recreational/Hobbyist Drone Insurance Policies
  • Free Flight Test Examination Policy (including equipment cover)
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Equipment Insurance
  • Bespoke Referral Process – BVLOS etc.

European Agent Portal

Our agent portal is also available to Insurance Brokers based within the European Union, which allows brokers to immediately quote and bind our insurance policies. The portal is designed to help insurance brokers provide an efficient customer experience to their clients as they are able to receive quotes immediately, as well as amend and renew policies at their leisure – with the portal being available 24 hours/7 days a week. If you are interested in a Coverdrone agency and are based within the European Union, please fill out the following enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.
If you would like to obtain a Coverdrone insurance policy or have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

Wiebe de Jager

Wiebe de Jager is the founder of Dronewatch (available in Dutch and English). Wiebe is an experienced drone pilot (EASA Specific category certified) and has published a number of bestselling books about drone photography and cinematography.

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