Drone Laws in Cambodia

Agencies Responsible for regulating drones in the Kingdom of Cambodia

State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SCCA)


UAS Laws – General rules for flying drones in Cambodia

The Cambodian agency responsible for drone safety, SCCA, has not codified drone use regulations in Cambodia. Go to the link above to check for recent updates.

Are drones allowed in Cambodia?

According to SCCA, Drone operations are not regulated in Cambodia. Use the ICAO’s recommendations. Read on for more details.

Here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Cambodia:

Absent explicit regulations we suggest you contact the SCCA and follow the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommendations (ICAO UAS Toolkit):

  1. You should always consult your local Civil Aviation Authority since drone guidelines and regulations differ from country to country.
  2. If the drone weighs more than 25 kg (55 lbs), most States require you to obtain a permit before operating it.
  3. If you are paid to use the drone, or if you use it for research, most States require you to obtain a permit before operating it.
  4. Keep your drone within eyesight at all times
  5. Read the users’ manual thoroughly before operating your drone
  6. Check your drone before each flight
  7. Don’t fly within 50 meters (55 yards) of or over people, property, or vehicles
  8. Don’t fly more than 150 meters (490 feet) from the ground
  9. Don’t fly near an airport. Stay at least 8km (5 miles) away.
  10. Always remember that you are now a remote pilot and are responsible for flying safely and avoiding collisions.

Notes for recreational drone pilots flying for fun in Cambodia

See general rules above.


Notes for operating Commercial Drone Services in Cambodia

See general rules above.


Useful published information on flying drones in Cambodia

Here is a sample of what you might expect if you follow the drone laws and fly in Cambodia…

NOTE: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), Small UAS, Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and drone are interchangeable terms unless specified. Model aircraft, toy aircraft, Remote controlled aircraft, and RC aircraft may be covered by the same regulations unless specified.


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