Drone Laws in Bahrain
Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Bahrain.
There Don’t Seem to Be Any Drone Laws in Bahrain
We haven’t found any drone laws for Bahrain in our research.
The absence of drone laws doesn’t necessarily mean you can fly wherever or however you like in Bahrain—in fact, it could mean that authorities will be generally opposed to the use of drones, especially by tourists.
Moreover, there are laws that prohibit drones through customs in Bahrain. According to the Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Interior Customs Affairs, electronic wireless aircraft including drones and model aircraft are prohibited through customs and will be confiscated. We don’t recommend traveling to Bahrain with a drone.
For countries that do have drone / sUAS regulations, it’s typically the country’s national or civil aviation authority that sets and enforces those regulations. To make sure you don’t get in trouble or get your drone taken away, we recommend contacting the division of Civil Aviation Affairs in Bahrain’s Civil Ministry of Transportation: +973 17 337878
At a minimum, a good rule of thumb for flying in Bahrain would be to follow these rules for flying your drone (these rules are taken from the U.S.’s Federal Aviation Administration’s rules for flying a drone):
- Avoid flying within five miles of an airport
- Keep the drone within visual line-of-sight
- Fly at or below 400 feet
- Fly during daylight or civil twilight
- Fly at or under 100 mph
- Yield right of way to manned aircraft
- Do not fly directly over people
- Do not fly from a moving vehicle, unless in a sparsely populated area
Know something we don’t about drone laws in Bahrain? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]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 Bahrain can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.