Drone rules in Malaysia

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

Malaysia's Drone Regulation Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, 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:

45 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Drone rules in Malaysia


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Malaysia 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


 webmaster@caam.gov.my / +60 3 8871 4000

Drone rules in Malaysia

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 regulations in Malawi listed bellow.

 – Flying in Class A, B, C or G airspace – is forbidden. 

 – Maintain visual contact with the drone throughout the flight

 – For Commercial Drone flights – you need to have a Permission from the General Director – you can find contact information it here.

 – If your drone is weighing more than 20 kg – you can not fly it without permission. 

 – Fly only in good weather conditions and good visibility.

Keep people privacy.

 – For more information on Drone rules in Malaysia, you can visit the official website

Some tourist travel tips for Malaysia

The sights of Malaysia

The Federation of Malaysia is located in South Asia. The country consists of 2 parts – West – on the Malacca Peninsula and East – on the island of Borneo. Malaysia’s proximity to Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore makes the temptation to visit these exotic destinations all at once irresistible and to arrange a long unforgettable escape from everyday life. Check out some of the must-see attractions in Malaysia that you should definitely include in your travel plan.

Perhentian Islands – an oasis of tranquility

Perhentian Islands, surrounded by exceptional coral reefs, offer visitors to Malaysia an incomparable oasis of beautiful, unspoiled nature and tranquility. Inhabited only by the resort staff and the people of the only small fishing village, the islands guarantee a complete escape from reality, they exist completely isolated from the world. The Perhentian Islands, covered with untouched, pristine forest, are not overdeveloped, unlike so many other resorts.

Kuala Lumpur – a lot of everything

Kuala Lumpur is a suitable place, whether you are looking for something extreme, outdoor or indoor activities or just something fun and exciting for your family. You will find many activities in the city center, for others you will have to travel a little more. A great way to explore the city faster is to take the Hop-on Hop-off bus KL (which is on two floors and has a glass roof. As you ride, you will discover great views of the diverse, contrasting and colorful Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer: 44 new attractions in Kuala Lumpur.

Penang – the pearl of Malaysia

Without being an island of sunshine and entertainment (although it is surrounded by palm trees, shaded by cassowary beaches on its northern coast), Penang has been a bustling cultural crossroads since the first settlement of people from the West in the Far East in 1786. The Straits of Malacca are strategic stops on Europe’s lucrative trade routes from Madras to Canton. Today, it is one of the most colorful multiethnic communities in Asia, with Malay Muslims, Indians of various religions and Chinese Buddhists living successfully together.

Borneo – in the footsteps of wild people

For centuries, the jungle area now called Sarawak has been closed to outsiders and avoided for fear of the “wild people of Borneo” inhabiting it with cannibalistic tendencies. Its exotic rainforests are what most people think of when they think of Borneo, and the common long homes where the famous savages once lived now welcome tourists for the night. Return to the footsteps of the fearsome tribes, partly by long boat on the Baram River, partly by short hikes through the dense jungle.

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