Drone regulations in Bhutan
Here are the rules for operating drones in Bhutan.
In Bhutan, all drones must be approved before operation at the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) at Paro International Airport. However, the approval is granted only to governmental organizations. Thus it is not allowed to operate drones as a traveler. If you can somehow get the permission, the following rules apply.
Overview: Drone rules in Bhutan
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Further information for drone pilots in Bhutan
Currently, there seems to be no distinction between private and commercial flight maneuvers. Bhutan only allows the operation of drones within the line of sight.
In Bhutan, your drone cannot weigh more than 6 kilograms and is not allowed to climb higher than 90 meters (300 feet) above ground or the water surface.
You must guarantee a distance of 5 kilometers (3 miles) to airports at any time.
There is also a flight ban above any yellow roofs (religious buildings).
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Bhutan 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 Bhutan!