Canary Islands Drone Laws

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

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General Canary Islands Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Canary Islands, 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 Canary Islands,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • If you are flying a drone over 2kg you will need to have a pilots license and go through a registration process
  • Do not fly your drone higher than 120 meters
  • Do not fly your drone over national parks
  • Do not fly your drone where aerial sports such as paragliding are being performed
  • 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

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use. Please adhere to the above General Tenerife Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Canary Islands. (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 Alex Assenmacher when flying a drone in Tenerife.

Buying Drones In Canary Islands

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

Drone Travel Guide

Canary Islands drone laws are up to date as of July 1, 2018. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.

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