Singapore Drone Laws (2019)

Singapore Leone Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Singapore

Contents

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

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General Sierra Leone Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Singapore, 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 Singapore,

  • Do not fly your drone above 200 feet
  • Do not fly within 5km of any airport, or military airbase
  • Do not drop anything from your drone
  • Do not carry dangerous materials such as weapons, biochemical or radioactive material
  • Do not fly over crowds
  • Do not fly where you may interfere with emergency service providers
  • Do not fly over moving vehicles where you may endanger or distract drivers
  • Fly in good weather and visibility
  • Maintain sufficient distance from people, property, and other aircraft
  • You cannot take photos of Changi Airport, Istana, Parliament house, Supreme court, Peya Lebar Airbase, government buildings, military camps and bases or naval dockyards without a drone permit
  • You cannot fly a drone over 7kg without a drone permit
  • A drone permit is required if your drone poses potential risks to the public or will be flown in a restricted area

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use. Please adhere to the above General Singapore Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Singapore. Click here to purchase 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 DroneFanatic when flying a drone in Singapore.

Buying Drones In Singapore

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

Drone Travel Guide

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

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