Flying Drones / Remotely Piloted Aircraft in the Maldives
Due to our unique environment with a huge portion of the nation covered in water, it is extremely challenging to set up boundaries to allow recreation drone operations. We have over 90+ floating platforms with continuous seaplane operations during daytime. Hence, currently all the drone operations are reviewed case-by-case and the following procedures must be followed.
For recreational filming/photography using drone:
Approval from the hotel/resort/local island council prior to operation.
For commercial filming/photography using drone:
Approval from the National Centre for the Arts.
Fill the form below and email it to email@example.com
Approval from Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF). Fill the form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Approval from the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority. Fill the form below and send it to email@example.com
Note 1: Along with this application ENSURE to attach the permit received from MNDF
Note 2: Ensure to restrict the drone operations to below 400 feet