Curacao Drone Laws (2019)

Curacao Drone Laws

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

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General Curacao Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Curacao, 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 Curacao,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • You must keep your drone within visual line of sight at all times
  • Do not fly your drone higher than 120 meters
  • Do not fly your drone within 50 meters of buildings, people, or vehicles not associated with the operation of the drone
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone near 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
You can see the No Flight Zones Here

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A permission permit is required for recreational drone use in Curacao. Drones entering the country will be held by customs unless it is registered with the corresponding authorities,

The Bureau Telecommunicatie and Post and the Civil Aviation Authority are the agencies in charge of regulating drone registration in Curacao.

Click here to obtain a registration 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 Curacao.

Operations with the RPA needs to be covered by third party liability insurance for all its flight operation.

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 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 11 Shots Media when flying a drone in Curacao.

Buying Drones In Curacao

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

Drone Travel Guide

Curacao 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.