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Drone Laws in Malta

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Malta.

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

If you’d like to contact the CAD directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: civil.aviation@transport.gov.mt / +356 2555 5606

flying a drone in Malta

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

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Malta

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

  • Drones may not be flown over populated areas such as towns, cities, and villages; people or crowds; vehicles or vessels; or private property without the permission of the property owner.
  • Drone pilots should be aware that the collection of images of identifiable individuals, even inadvertently, when using cameras mounted on small drones, may be subject to Malta’s Data Protection Act.
  • Drones must give way to manned aircraft in all instances.

For more information on Malta’s drone laws, see this page on the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate website.

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