Bangladesh Drone Laws (2019)

Bangladesh Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Bangladesh

  1. General Bangladesh Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Bangladesh
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Buying Drones In Bangladesh
  5. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  6. Contact Information For Questions

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General Bangladesh Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Bangladesh, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Bangladesh,

  • You must apply for a permit and receive approval before any drone flight, and have insurance
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must not drink alcohol within 8 hours before flying
  • You must have a fire extinguisher on hand at all times
  • Do not fly your drone higher than 60 meters (200 feet)
  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly within 9km (5 miles) of built-up areas
  • Stay 300 meters (1000 feet) away from buildings, people, and vehicles
  • Do not fly your drone within 18.5km (10 miles) of airports or in areas where aircraft are operating
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • Do not fly your drone farther than visual line of sight – FPV equipment is not allowed unless specifically permitted
  • Do not fly your drone in sensitive areas including government or military facilities. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is required for recreational drone use in Bangladesh.

‘flying for fun’ is strictly regulated, drones must be registered for regulatory purposes in densely-populated Bangladesh too. This can be done online or by Customs Declaration Form

Click here to obtain a permit or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Bangladesh.

The RPAS Operator needs to take prior permission 45 days before the intended date of operation. For import of RPAS, permission from the Aviation Authority is also required.

Click here to obtain a permit or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes Guide

For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.

You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag. Lithium-ion batteries are considered “dangerous goods” by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.

Here is some video footage shot by Sarafat Shiam when flying a drone in Bangladesh.

Buying Drones In Bangladesh

Read all of our Bangladesh Drone Laws, and now looking for drones, parts, accessories, or something else? Read our guide for Buying Drones In Bangladesh. It includes information on drones for sale in Bangladesh, import taxes, payment options, and shipping.

Drone Travel Guide

Bangladesh drone laws are up to date as of May 15th, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.