Drone regulation in Madagascar

Since March 2015 you have to apply for a permit if you want to put a drone into operation in Madagascar. Apparently, permits are not granted for private drone users.

As a private person, you are only allowed to fly with a drone indoors, as no permit is required.

To obtain a permit, you must complete a four-page form and send it to Aviation Civile De Madagascar (ACM). In the application form, you must provide information about yourself and the used multicopter (e.g., ascent weight, number of rotors).

Also, a whole range of information and releases is requested, which you must obtain in advance. Among other things, you must submit the following documents:

  • Reason for the request
  • Approval from the Ministry of Defense for the flight
  • Approval of local authorities
  • flight schedule
  • Proof of drone insurance
  • Risk analysis for the intended maneuver

From the form, I read that permission must be obtained for each flight.

Personally, it would be a too bureaucratic effort, and I would leave my copter at home on a trip to Madagascar.

Helpful Links: ACM: NoteACM: DecisionLink to the application

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Madagascar 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 Madagascar!