Drones are allowed in Cambodia, and there are no other rules for general use. However, in some areas, there are significant restrictions on the use of multicopters.
In the capital, Phnom Penh, you need a special permit for the ascent of a drone. This step was introduced after a German with his copter flew over the Royal Palace.
Also, if you want to fly to the landmark of Cambodia – Angkor Wat or Siem Reap – you also need permission. To my knowledge you need permits from the following authorities:
- Cinema and Cultural Diffusion Department
- Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia (http://cambodiafilm.gov.kh/?cat=26)
- Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap
- Clearance from the air traffic control (because of the proximity of the temple complex to the airport)
The permits for flights in Siem Reap can theoretically be applied for, but I do not know what the relevant procedure looks like until now. For all licenses together, you have to expect a cost of up to $ 1,000.
My recommendation: If you are in Phnom Penh or Angkor Wat, I will not use a drone in those places.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Cambodia to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please 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 Cambodia!