Barbados Drone Laws (2019)

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

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General Barbados Drone Laws

Drone use is generally prohibited in Barbados but it is possible to obtain a permit and get permission to fly a drone. Once you have obtained a permit, the operator must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Barbados,

  • You are legally responsible for each flight
  • You must not fly within 5km of the airport
  • You must stay below 400ft at all times
  • You must not fly within 150ft of people or property
  • You must not fly within 300ft of crowds and developed areas
  • You must not fly within a 0.5km radius of military installations, government buildings, hospitals and prisons
  • You must not fly over highways
  • You must maintain visual line of sight to your drone
  • You must not fly before sunrise or after sunset
  • If you wish to fly for money or economic reward, you must be approved as a commercial operatorPrior permission is required from the Ministry of Defense for exceptions to any of the above.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A permit is required for recreational drone use in Barbados. At this time we are unable to obtain permits for drone operation in Barbados, please contact the aviation authority or the nearest embassy for assistance. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?))

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Barbados. At this time we are unable to obtain permits for drone operation in Barbados, please contact the aviation authority or the nearest embassy for assistance.. (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 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 Realityweekends when flying a drone in Barbados.

Buying Drones In Barbados

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

Drone Travel Guide

Barbados drone laws are up to date as of May 15th, 2019. Please email support@uavsystemsinternational.com , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments

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