We’re heading back out to Thailand shortly and will be taking the Mavic Pro’s out for a spin! As laws change, we check up on the Thailand drone regulations before heading off to make sure that we’re not unknowingly breaking the law.
As it turns out Thailand now requires you to register your drone or you could face a fine of up to 100,000THB or up to 5 years in prison. Not sure about you, but that doesn’t sound like fun! You need to register your drone if you intend to fly for commercial reasons and if you’re flying as a hobbyist.
When you get to Thailand you must register your drone with the NBTC (National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission) and it’s free to do. The form you need to fill out can be downloaded here. It’s only in Thai but if you head over to the site Richard Barrow in Thailand he goes over the sections on the form to help you fill it out. He also goes into some more detail about the other aspects of the Thailand drone regulations.
From reading this site it also looks like you will also need to register with the CAAT and you will need to get insurance.
We will let you know how we get on with registering the drones and do an update of how it all went.