Drone Permit and Flying a Drone in Bhutan

Gangtey Monastery in Phobjikha, Wangdue

Visitors are not allowed to fly drones in Bhutan. All tour operators and tourism service providers in Bhutan have been directed by the Government to inform their guests/clients before their visit to Bhutan on the prohibition of unauthorized use of drones in the Country.

Further, as per UAS Regulations 2017, any person operating Unmanned Aircraft without the prior approval of BCAA shall be liable for a fine of Nu. 20,000 to Nu. 50,000 as determined by BCAA and seizure of UAS. In addition, the Local Tour operator shall be liable for a fine of Nu 20,000 to Nu. 50,000 for failure to inform the Tourist of restrictions.