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Drone Laws in Bangladesh

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Bangladesh.

drone laws in BangladeshBangladesh Drone Regulations

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

If you’d like to contact the CAAB directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: dfsr@caab.gov.bd / +880 2 8901406

flying a drone in Bangladesh

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

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Bangladesh

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

  • Drone pilots must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Liability insurance covering risks of injury or damage to public and/or property is mandatory for all types of drone operations.
  • Drone operations may only be conducted during daylight hours and in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC).
  • The maximum height for drone operations is 200 feet above ground level (AGL).
  • Special authorization is required from an Aerodrome Operator to fly a drone within ten nautical miles of an aerodrome.
  • Drone pilots must obtain permission from the owner(s) of the property on which they intend to launch and land their drone(s).
  • Anyone conducting drone operations should have a copy of the following documents with them while flying, and be prepared to present them to local authorities, police, or a CAAB inspector upon request:
    • CAAB permission letter;
    • Proof of appropriate liability insurance coverage;
    • Name, address and telephone number of the drone pilot;
    • A copy of the UAV operating limitations as published by the manufacturer.
  • A site survey is required prior to conducting drone operations to assess the suitability of each location and confirm that safe operations can be conducted there.

For more information on Bangladesh’s drone laws, see this document issued by the CAAB.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Bangladesh? 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 Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh? Here you go: