Flying drones have been restricted to within 5 km of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Releasing the notice, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) also warned that those not complying with the directive will be subject to legal action.
The authority banned flying drones around the international airport citing security threats on airplanes. People have been urged not to fly and also discourage others from doing so within the restricted zone.
CAAN made the request not to engage in operating drones in a notice. The notice states that those not complying with the directive will be subject to legal action.
Flying drones have become a common trend in Nepal among the youth. People fly drones at their will for regular video recording, vlogging, and other purposes. But being careful not to violate regulations could be a necessity as well as consideration of security threats on people and property.
Nepal does have rules relating to flying an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or drone. But regulations have been found to be violated for which reason, the authority released the notice with a warning.
Do you fly a drone? If you do, then we urge you to be careful not to be intrusive and avoid a legal battle with the authority.