You will now need special permits to fly drones in Lebanon

The Lebanese Army


today that special permits are needed to fly drones in Lebanon. Drone owners must avoid airspace above military bases and conflict-sensitive zones. The Army also warned that drones which are illegally being operated would be shot and the operators will face legal charges. Users can get a permit from the Lebanese Army.

Here are the required documents as stated in the Lebanese Army’s website

The general documents required for a filming permit using a drone:

A written request signed by the concerned party that includes:

  • The subject and objective of the permit
  • The type of the plane and camera and the serial number of each
  • A schedule displaying the location and date of the filming
  • The phone number of the concerned party

The special documents:

  • License issued by the air force
  • A copy of the ID belonging to the plane operator
  • A copy of the passport and the entry stamp for the plane operator (in case the operator is a foreigner)
  • A picture of the plane and its serial number (scan)

The application should be presented via one of the following means:

  1. Personally to the Army Command – Secretary of General Staff
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Fax to the Directorate of Orientation: 01/424104


minimum of one week after the drone owner presents the required documents