Drone regulation in Egypt

I have bad news for travelers to Egypt: operating drones is not allowed in Egypt. According to the Egyptian Aviation Act under Article 46, sentence 8:

No unmanned aircraft is allowed to fly or to work in the territory of the State unless upon a permission of Civil Aviation Authority.
In all cases, using unmanned aircraft is prohibited as per Rules of the Air and Air Traffic set forth in this respect.

The paragraph leaves the possibility open to obtain a license from the CAA. So far, however, I have not heard of any cases where this approval was granted.

In newspaper reports, one can even read that the mere possession of a drone in Egypt can already lead to the fact that you go to jail. But that does not surprise me because of the unstable political situation in the Arab Republic.

I am annoyed by the strict rules because I am very enthusiastic about the ancient Egyptian culture. With a drone, you could capture many charming places from the air. If you manage to fly in Egypt, you should always keep a safe distance from the archaeological sites so that the treasures of Egypt are not damaged. That’s not worth a few shots. About the pyramids or other great temples, I would only fly with a fully redundant multicopter. Also, you should also remember that many attractions have a high contingent of military police on site. So do not risk too much.

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We have researched the listed drone regulations for Egypt to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Egypt!