The applications of drone transcend to more than one’s hobby. It can be useful in search and rescue, science and research, surveying, aerial photography and many more. Drones refer to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). It is a flying robot that can be controlled remotely or fly independently.


Many people are getting more and more interested and excited in drones. You can purchase one for as cheap as $50 and as expensive as $1,300. It can weight from 500 grams to 10 kilograms. Many industries here in Singapore consider drones. For instance the Timbre Group revealed that soon they will have drones serve the customer’s orders.

There is no doubt that drones are beneficial in our society however, the government thought about regulating its use. In fact, there is a new bill submitted and implemented earlier this year to establish rules about the conduct of drones.

It is imperative that the governments establish clear rules about the conduct of drones. Aside from Singapore, here are some countries with existing drone laws:


  • France: France is the country with the most number of drone operators in the whole of Europe with more than one thousand companies using it. There is no surprise that the country has the most progressive drone laws. The capital, Paris and nuclear facilities are no fly zone.
  • United States: For hobbyists, they can fly drones but not above 122 meters. For commercial uses like wedding and movie photography, drones are not allowed unless they can obtain exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Japan: After discovering a small drone on the roof of the Prime Minister’s office in April, the government said to strengthen its laws governing UAVs. The drone was armed with camera and liquid container holding Caesium 134 and 137.
  • Thailand: In Thailand, the government totally banned the use of drones. Drones for research, education and other valid purposes may be allowed provided that they apply permit and they must pass meet certain criteria.