Guyana Drone Laws (2019)

Guyana Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Guyana


  1. General Guyana Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Guyana
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Buying Drones In Guyana
  5. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  6. Contact Information For Questions

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General Guyana Drone Laws

Drone use with permission is allowed in Guyana, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Guyana,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • You must not fly your drone farther than 150 meters, or past line of sight, whichever is sooner
  • You must not fly your drone within 50 meters of any buildings, people, or vehicles not associated with the operation of the drone
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone over airports or in areas where aircraft are operating
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • Do not fly your drone in sensitive areas including government or military facilities. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited
  • No person shall operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, irrespective of the dimensions or maximum weight of that aircraft, for the purposes of obtaining, recording, or transmitting information, once it has a camera or provisions for a camera, unless that person has obtained written authorization from the Authority to obtain, record, or transmit such information.
  • A person wishing to use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for any or all of the activities above may submit a request in writing to the Authority.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone registration is required with authorities for recreational drone use if:

A permit is required for recreational drone use in Guyana.

The application process, which includes the required security clearance from the Guyana Police Force, can take up to a minimum of thirty (30) working days.
Click here to purchase a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Guyana.
Click here to purchase a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes Guide

For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.

You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag" data-src="//" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag. Lithium-ion batteries are considered “dangerous goods” by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.

Here is some video footage shot by Fella Fellz when flying a drone in Guyana.

Buying Drones In Greenland

Read all of our Guyana Drone Laws, and now looking for drones, parts, accessories, or something else? Read our guide for Buying Drones In Guyana. It includes information on drones for sale in Guyana, import taxes, payment options, and shipping.

Drone Travel Guide

Guyana drone laws are up to date as of June, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.