Bolivia Drone Laws (2019)

Bolivia Drone Laws

Aerial Photography in Bolivia

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

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General Bolivia Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in the Bahamas, Recreational/ Commercial operations require a permit, to make a formal request you must mention the use and places to fly.

Drone use is allowed in Bolivia, 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 Bolivia,

-Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
-Respect others privacy when flying your drone
-Do not fly your drone over airports or in areas were 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.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

Bolivia is currently developing its official legislation regarding the use of drones as announced in August 2018, the registration of drones will be mandatory for all those with a weight greater than 250 grams and less than 25 kg,

Registration can be done through the government website.

Please adhere to the above General Bolivia Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

The registration of drones weighing more than 250 grams and the license for the pilots who operate them are two of the requirements for the Regulation of Unmanned Ships within Bolivian territory.

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Bolivia. Click here to get assistance on how to obtain 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 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.

Bolivia from Above | DJI Mavic Pro | 2017

Here is some video footage shot when flying a drone in Bolivia

Buying Drones In Bolivia

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

Drone Travel Guide

Bolivia drone laws are up to date as of June 03, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments