Main Drone Rules in Thailand

A list of drone regulations and links
for drone pilots in Thailand

Thailand's Drone Regulation Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

Yes, it is required.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, with conditioins.

Does the drone need a badge?

Yes, it is required.

Maximum Altitude:

90 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from the Airports.

Main Drone Rules in Thailand


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Thailand you need to be informed about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities

Contacts / +66 (0) 2568-8800

Latest Drone Laws in Thailand

Our advice is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight. After that, you must keep also the drone laws in Thailand listed bellow.

General Drone Rules in Thailand

 – If the drone has a camera- it must be registered.  

 – If the drone is 2 kg or more – it must be registered. See the registration form here

 – If the drone is more than 25 kg – it must have registration with the Minister of Transport. 

 – You have to keep the VLOS (Visual Line Of Sight) during the entire flight.  

 – Max allowed altitude – 90 meters.

 – Keep the distance from the manned aircraft. 

 – You can not fly a drone close to restricted areas without authorization. 

 – Distance to any object, building, or person – at least 30 meters.

 – Distance to any Airport or Airfield- at least 9 kilometers. 

More about drone laws in Thailand, you can read here.

If you are a passionate drone pilot and want to know more than the drone rules in Thailand, you might be interested in learning some drone shooting techniques. One very interesting is Drone Vertigo Effect

Some tourist travel tips for Thailand

Thailand – places you must visit
Few countries are gifted to such an extent. From the mountains of Mae Hong Son Province and the fresh limestone islands of the Adaman Sea to the pulsating dance clubs of Bangkok and the tranquil villages nestled along the Mekong River, Thailand has something to offer.
The Kingdom of Thailand attracts more tourists than any other country in Southeast Asia with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, popular hospitality, excellent cuisine, and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms.

Phuket – Twin ports offer a Thai paradise

Much of the magnificent beaches and resorts of Phuket, known as the Pearl of the Andaman Sea, remained remarkably unaffected by the tsunami of 2004. In the fever of gains from the tourist boom of the 1980s and 1990s, much of the integrity and individuality was lost. , and guests today look at its beautiful resorts for traces of its former character. At Amanpuri, they don’t need to look anywhere else. The first of the hotels of the group “Amman” and still considered the most special, it is a first-class vacation spot. Elsewhere on Banyan Tree Island is the first and largest spa resort in Southeast Asia, offering an aromatic, hedonistic, almost religious experience that promises to save your mind, body, and soul using the ancient methods of the East.

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