In this post, you will find the current legal situation for the use of drones in Iran.
You are allowed to bring your drone to Iran and use it there. However, there are now numerous reports of drone users who had to make unpleasant experiences in Iran.
In Iran, it can happen very quickly that you are arrested while using GPS-enabled devices or cameras. The Iranian security authorities are quick to assume that you have entered the country as a spy when you use appropriate technology. Already several drone pilots had to endure extensive interrogations. In some cases, the accused were not allowed to leave Iran until after a court ruling.
If you still decide to take your drone to Iran, then you should think twice about where to use your copter. In any case, you should leave the drone on the ground at the following locations (the list is not exhaustive):
- Tehran (complete drone ban)
- Near military facilities
- Near (nuclear) power plants
- Near police stations
In particular, in the regions of Busher, Natanz, Qom, Arak, and Isfahan there were already incidents in which spy allegations were raised because of the use of drones.
If you would like to enter Iran with a drone, then please inform yourself about the current safety instructions via the Foreign Office.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Iran to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, 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 Iran!