Drone regulations in Bangladesh

Drones are permitted in Bangladesh, but you have to obtain permission from the air traffic control authority before your maneuvers.

Authorizations have to be submitted 45 days in advance to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB). The mandatory details of the application include:

  • Personal data of the pilot
  • Purpose of the drone flight (e.g., training, photography, videography, research, etc.)
  • Description of the copter (including departure weight and safety features like fail-safe)
  • Date/time of the maneuver
  • Flight location including coordinates
  • Information about existing drone insurance
  • Distance to the nearest medical facility and the nearest fire station

Overview: Drone rules in Bangladesh

Recreational use of drones allowed? Yes, after registration or approval
Commercial use of drones permitted? Yes, after registration or approval
Maximum Altitude:200 in uncontrolled airspace.
Is drone insurance mandatory? Yes, for private and commercial drone flights. Learn more about drone insurance here.
Does the drone need a badge?Unknown.
Drone labels can be ordered here
Is a registration necessary? Yes.
Keep distance to airports
Respect the privacy of other people

Further rules for drone pilots in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the minimum age for controlling drones is 18. Do not drink alcohol at least 8 hours before flying. During your flights, you must have a fire extinguisher with you which can be used to put out a spontaneously occurring fire.

Safety distances and flight bans

Drones can only be operated within visual line of sight in Bangladesh. The use of FPV systems requires a separate permit.

You have to keep a distance of 18.5 kilometers (10 miles) to airports, or you must obtain authorization from the air traffic control authorities.

9 kilometers (5 miles) of distance must be maintained to a built-up area. You have to keep 300 meters (1000 feet) away from buildings, vehicles, people, animals, and ships as long as they are not directly involved in the flight maneuver.

You are not allowed to fly with a drone over gatherings of people in Bangladesh.

Good to know: During a flight, you have to carry the following documents with you: approval of the CAAB, insurance document, a document with personal data of the pilot (name, address, and telephone number), flight restrictions of the drone according to the manufacturer. Autonomous operations are only permitted if you can take over manually at any time.

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Bangladesh to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Bangladesh!

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Since January 2015, we travel around the world. In our backpack we carry a camera drone which we use to capture the best places from a bird’s perspective. First we travelled with a DJI Phantom 2. But now we use a Yuneec Typhoon H. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a copter. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!

Discussions

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  • Sabiha Khondaker | 26.10.2020

    My relative lives in USA. He will come to Bangladesh. Can he come to Bangladesh with a DJI Maciv Mini? Is there any problem in customs? As far as I know Drone under 250gm are toy drone. And DJI Maciv Mini is 249gm.

  • Rahat | 29.10.2020

    Yes he can entered in be with Mavic mini

  • Kamrul | 04.11.2020

    I am now in the USA. Coming back to Bangladesh end of this month. I want to bring a DJI Mavic Mini with me. How can I check with relevant authority if it is allowed?

  • Anthony | 08.11.2020

    Hii my brother has a dji mavic air 2 can he come to Bangladesh with his mavic air 2 drone? Will they allow it through immigration?

  • Drone Traveller Team | 13.11.2020

    Hi! We are not aware of any restrictions for bringing a drone into the country. If you are unsure, you could check with customs beforehand: http://customs.gov.bd/index.jsf
    The good news is that the rules for recreational flying are set to become less strict. Until we can update this article, see here: https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2020/09/14/recreational-drones-require-no-permission-to-fly-as-bangladesh-lays-down-rules

  • Antu | 28.06.2021

    Hello…
    I want to buy a 4k camera drone from AliExpress
    Which worth is around 3,000BDT. So the question is, will.they allow it through immigration?
    And if custom charge is applicable, then what is the worth of it?

  • Muhammad Hasibullah | 24.08.2021

    if i want to import drone camera to sale in bangladesh. What I have to do ? I have IRC but is there required any NOC? please tell me in details.

    • Drone Traveller Team | 26.08.2021

      Hello Muhammad,
      Our website is mainly about traveling with a drone so we can not really help you with importing one to sell. Maybe some of our readers have some experience, so we will keep your comment online.

  • Md Osman | 17.09.2021

    Hi
    I would like to bring Mavic 2 Zoom (900-950 gram) in Bangladesh as I do have CAA flying license and Operator license from UK also have insurance. It’s for recreation purpose only. Do I still need permission to bring it in Bangladesh ?
    Regarding

    • Drone Traveller Team | 15.10.2021

      Hi,
      Yes, you still need permission to fly your drone in the country you travel to, especially when individual maneuvers have to be approved. Some countries have agreements with each other so that licenses can be recognized, but you still need to contact the authorities for such recognition.

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