Drone regulations in Malta

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

Malta's Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

It is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 metters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Drone regulations in Malta


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

Main responsive authorities


civil.aviation@transport.gov.mt / +356 2555 5606

Drone laws in Malta:

General Drone regulations in Malta

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight.

For flying a drone in Malta, you have to be educated about the general regulations and laws for practice such activities. The most important drone rules are: 

  • The drones must give way to manned aircraft in all cases.  

  • Don’t fly over people or crowds.  

  • Flying over Private properties is forbidden, except the cases that you have their permission.  

  • Flying over cities and areas with a big population is not allowed.  

  • All created photos or videos by using a drone – may become a subject to Malta’s Data Protection Act.

Full and rich information you can find on the official website of  Malta Civil Aviation Directorate.

Please read and keep the latest drone regulations in Malta – the section concerning drones.

Some tourist travel tips for Malta

Malta is an island nation located on an archipelago located between Sicily and the coast of North Africa. It is full of interesting architecture, brilliant turquoise sea, charming cities and a relaxing atmosphere. Here you can see some of the most beautiful and fascinating places to visit in Malta.

Valletta is the capital of Malta. Built on a peninsula in the eastern part of the country with a population of about 6,000, the entire city is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at the top of Mount Sceberras and has wonderful examples of 16th-century Baroque architecture. The best example is the Cathedral of Sts. John ”and other bastions built by the knights of St. John. Valletta is the largest port city in Malta, and the Gorna and Dolna Baraka gardens will give you incredible views. If you have the opportunity to visit during the Maltese Carnival, which lasts for three days, you will enjoy a phenomenal experience.

Just 5 km from Valletta is Sliema – the Maltese Center for delicious food and fantastic shopping. It is the main resort destination, although it was once guarded for the country’s aristocracy. There are many opportunities for boat excursions around Grand Harbor. Be sure to visit the 17th Century Independence Garden and De Redin Tower. As one might expect from a resort town, the nightlife is full of energy.

For those who enjoy the nightlife, St. Julius is the place. Known for the entertainment it offers, this resort city thrives in the late evening. St Julius includes Portomaso, Spinola Bay, St. George and Paceville – where the most interesting things happen. For beach lovers, the large flat cliffs bordering the coast create the perfect spot for sunbathing, and the promenade offers a great place for a long walk. It also houses Malta’s tallest building – the Portomasso Tower, as well as the Monument of Love and Spinola Palace (17th century).

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