height flight limit

150m max height

cant fly over crowds of people

Don't fly over crowds

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Don't fly near airports

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don't fly at night

All Drone Laws in Indonesia for 2021 (Ultimate Guide)

This is a guide for drone laws in Indonesia for 2021 (updated every year) where you'll get a clue about what you can or shouldn't do while flying and travelling through this country.

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Can I fly my drone in Indonesia?

When we mention Indonesia, we are also referring to Bali, which happens to be part of the group of islands. As long as you avoid any sacred places such as mosques or temples, there shouldn’t be any trouble as you go about your business. Sometimes it’s better to play it safe than sorry. Take time to read through this article, you might find out a thing or two.

Contact information

You can reach out the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (part of the Ministry of Transport):

Reach out to their hotline at:


Phone: (+62) 8 111004222 

N/B The phone number is open 24/7

Can I bring my drone to Indonesia?

Absolutely. I did not find anywhere in the current laws that prohibit or restrict coming into the country with a drone. 

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What are the rules for flying a drone in Indonesia?

In the case of recreational or hobby drones, here are the requirements.

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    Horizontal distance and FPV
    Drone flight is limited to the pilot directl line of sight.
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    No flying near airports
    Do not interfere with a manned aircraft
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    Don't fly over crowds
    Don't disrupt other people or expose others to risk.
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    150m max height (500ft)
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    Take-off weight of max 7kg
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    Insurance advisable
    Advisable but not obligatory
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    No night flying
    Do not fly at night
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    Specific camera regulation
    If your drone has a camera, stay 500m away from territorial borders.
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    Be at last 18 yrs old to fly a drone

Where can I fly my drone in Indonesia?

The Indonesian government has earmarked several fly zones where one can or cannot fly their drones. They are:

  • Government aviation designated areas 
  • 15 Km from an airport or runway - higher than 150 m altitude
  • Controlled airspaces


To fly a drone weighing between 2 and 25 Kg, you must be 20 years of age. 


Rules on flying a commercial drone in Indonesia


All the rules that apply to the recreational drones apply here, as well as:

  • Drone activities must be covered by insurance
  • Need authorization from DGCA

What are my top drones to fly safely in Finland?

My following two recommendations are 2 great compact drones that are quite silent and also small enough to travel with and not stand out as annoying.

Dji Mini 2- The best international travel drone (under 250g)

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DJI has surprised us with this incredible camera drone under 250g, which is legal to fly in most countries without registration.
It comes at a very cheap price for it's incredible specs.

I have covered it much more in depth in my article review and even compared it with the Mavic Air 2.

2.Dji Mavic Air 2 - My favorite drone overall

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If you want more control over things like shutter speed, iso and such, the best professional drone that still falls under the 500g category is the DJI Mavic Air.
It's made mostly for people who want to play around with settings and enter into the pro category.


DJI lowered it's price since it was first released.

Restricted Areas and Geofencing (drone FLying map)

The best way to figure out what areas you can fly in, while you're here is by consulting DJI offilicial map.
They do a great job mapping the places that one should avoid while flying in every country:

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These would be the current updated drone laws for Indonesia. I suggest to check my full map with all the countries drone laws to see where it's best to travel to.

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