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Drone Laws in Afghanistan

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Afghanistan.

drone laws in AfghanistanAfghanistan Drone Regulations

According to Afghanistan’s national aviation authority, the Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan (ACAA), flying a drone is legal in Afghanistan, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

If you’d like to contact ACAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: info@acaa.gov.af / +93 20 231 2819

flying a drone in Afghanistan

Why fly a drone in Afghanistan? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Afghanistan

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Afghanistan.

  • UAVs cannot be operated in a manner that would cause a hazard to persons, property, or other aircraft.
  • Drone pilots must obtain authorization issued by the state within which they plan to fly. Learn more about how to submit a request for authorization to fly in this document created by the ACAA.
  • Once authorization has been obtained, a flight plan with the local aviation authority must be filed prior to an actual flight.
  • Drones cannot fly over the high seas without prior coordination with the appropriate ATS Authority, which shall be obtained prior to take-off if there is reasonable expectation, when planning the operations, that the aircraft may enter the airspace concerned.

For more information on Afghanistan’s drone laws, see this document created by the ACAA.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Afghanistan? Send us an email at support@uavcoach.com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Afghanistan can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Afghanistan? Here you go: