Deadline nears for registering drones

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Anyone flying or planning to fly drones in Thailand has until Tuesday (January 9) to register them with the government or else face penalties.

Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), has warned that failure to register aerial drones within the 90 days allotted since October could result in five years in prison and/or a fine of up to Bt100,000 under the Radio Broadcasting and Television Act 1955.

Registration can be done at NBTC headquarters in Bangkok, any branch office, any police station and at the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

Owners of drones can find out more from the NBTC call centre, 1200, and (02) 670 8888, extension 7479.

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