Drone regulations in Malta

In Malta, there are currently no specific laws geared to operate drones. Furthermore, there is also the complicating fact that Malta is completely within the controlled airspace. Because of this, Malta is in a special situation. In contrast to the most other European countries, Malta permits the operation of multicopters in controlled airspace.

Currently, all flights must be approved individually by the Civil Aviation Directorate (CAD) if the copter weighs more than 250 grams. Therefore, an individual license is required for all relevant camera drones. The processing time should be about 7 days. When submitting the application, you must provide a valid drone insurance and describe your planned flight maneuver. In addition to the type of your drone (type/manufacturer/model), you should also give your contact details, with which you can be reached in Malta. Of course, a proof of training is also helpful. You can get this proof for example with our Copter Camp.

Additional conditions will be granted with the operating licence.

Drone flights are not approved over gatherings of humans, vehicles, private property (without the consent of the owner), important buildings such as hospitals, prisons, power stations and airports. Moreover, the operation of drones does not appear to be possible in towns and villages.

Regardless of the laws, I recommend you to fly only in visibility and in good weather conditions.

Helpful links: Transport Malta, Times of Malta

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Malta 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 Malta!

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