Dominican Republic Drone Laws

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  • Dominican Republic Drone Laws
  • Drone Permits In Dominican Republic
  • Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes
  • Best Travel Accessories
  • Drone Travel Guide Articles
  • Traveling with Drone Batteries on a Plane
  • Contact Us with Questions 

Drone laws are constantly changing. Always verify using multiple sources to be sure you're rightly informed.

Dominican Republic Drone Law

Drone use is allowed in the Dominican Republic, 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 the Dominican Republic,

  • Do not fly over property unless you have consent from the property owner
  • You must keep at least 50 feet laterally and 100 feet vertically from any person
  • You cannot fly a drone weighing over 15 kg unless you have received permission from the aviation authorities
  • Do not operate your drone in a careless or reckless manner
  • You must maintain an unobstructed visual line of sight at all times with your drone
  • Do not fly higher than 400 feet (120 metres)
  • Only operate your drone during daylight hours
  • You cannot operate within 8 km (5 mi) of an airport or in any area that aircraft are present
  • Do not fly your drone into restricted airspace
  • Do not fly your drone near military installations, power plants, or other areas that could concern local authorities
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Best Travel Accessories

Apple AirTag

Secure the whereabouts
of your personal belongings

Did you know that airlines only have maximum liability coverage for flights by the Montreal Convention of approximately ±$1,600 USD (1,131 SDR)? This is the most that airlines must pay a passenger or company for a lost, damaged, or delayed package or bag.

With an Airtag you will know the exact location of your drone at all times when transporting it with our embedded Airtag. Possible package loss due to transport will herewith be nearly minimized to 0% risk. You can get geolocation at all times, of the exact location of your package. 
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LiPo Battery Bag

LiPo Battery Bag
for extra safety

Batteries have always been a very sensitive subject when travelling, especially when travelling on planes. 

When travelling you want to be sure that you have you batteries secured at all times in case a battery starts leaking of in a worse case, when it causes an unexpected fire.

With this LiPo bag you contain any possible danger and make sure yourself, and others around are always kept safe when transporting or even storing batteries.

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SPF is not just for sunny and the summer months. Whether it's the colder months, being on the ski slopes or going out in the forest in the spring, or laying on a sunbed at the beach. Always have yourself covered with sunscreen.

Before going on holiday, be sure to get the best bank for your buck. Order your sunscreen now prior to your trip! 

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Travel Adapter

As an international traveler, you always want to be sure to be able to charge your devices anywhere, anytime.

Whether it’s the wall plug you need, or the integrated USB slots, all is ready for you to go!

Order your international travel adapter now, and have yourself prepared anywhere you go. 

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Money Pouch
Security Deposit

Keep your valuable belongings at safe at all times when traveling.

With this money pouch security deposit, you always keep your personal belongings together.

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Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes

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 ±$1,600 USD (1,131 SDR). 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.

Permit Needed For
Recreational Drone Use?

A drone registration is required for recreational drone use in the Dominican Republic.

Contact the IDAC, the Dominican Republic’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics, directly before you travel with any questions you might have.

However, please always adhere to the above General Dominican Republic Drone Laws when flying your drone.

Permit Needed For
Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in the Dominican Republic.

In case you are interested in obtaining one, please contact the local aviation authority.

Are you interested in obtaining a permit yourself for your holidays or business trip?

To obtain a permit contact the local authorities yourself directly.

However, if you try to contact us about a permit for your destination, we will only respond if there is a way for us of helping you with the permit within 1-2 business days.

We do not guarantee permits to any destination due to the constantly changing domestic drone laws and only respond if help can be provided.

Buying Drones
in the Dominican Republic

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

Traveling with Drone Batteries
on a Plane?

Please check with the airline or carrier about which batteries you can take in your carry-on luggage.

The Dominican Republic drone laws are up to date as of May 11, 2022.

Drone laws are constantly changing. Always verify using multiple sources to be sure you are rightly informed.

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