Aruba Drone Laws

Aruba Drone Laws

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  1. General Drone Laws in Aruba
  2. Drone Permits In Aruba
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  5. Contact Information For Questions

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General Aruba Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Aruba, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. To be able to import and use your drone in Dubai you need to register your information on the official website of the Aruba Civil Aviation Authority and request a flight license according to the dates of the use of the drone.

Aruba has some of its own drone laws

- Maintaining a visual line of sight (VLOS) when operating a drone. When utilizing the “First Person View
  (FPV) technology, a second person shall act as an observer;
- Never operate in Prohibited or Restricted Areas, especially near the airport (not within 4 kilometers);
- Never operate over groups (accumulation) of people, stadiums or sports events;
- Never operate near emergency response efforts such as fires, accidents etc.;
- Never operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Never operate your drone in such a way, that could endanger people or property;
- Never operate your drone in rainy or stormy weather or in extreme low visibility;
- Never operate your drone at night;
- Never fly over private property and/or breach privacy laws.
The drone operator (or company) is legally responsible for the safe conduct of each flight. Especially for avoiding collisions with people, buildings or objects and breaching of privacy laws. It is therefore strongly advisable that the drone operator (or company) is covered by insurance.
All flights must have prior approval of the Department of Civil Aviation Aruba (DCAA). This approval, however, does not absolve anyone of any legal responsibility and no rights can be derived thereof.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is required for recreational drone use in Aruba airspace. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Before requesting a permit, take into account:
The Civil Aviation Authority asks for a local cell phone number as a requirement, without it, the authorization cannot be issued.

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

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

Before requesting a permit, take into account: The Civil Aviation Authority requests a local cell phone number as a requirement, without it, the authorization cannot be issued.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=""1/2""][vc_column_text]

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 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.

Flying a Drone in Aruba.

Buying Drones In Aruba

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Drone Travel Guide

Aruba drone laws are up to date as of May 15th, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.