Democratic Republic Congo Drone Laws (2019)

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Img 1: Aerial Photography In Democratic Republic Congo

Contents

  1. Drone Laws In DR Congo
  2. Buying Drones In DR Congo
  3. Commercial DR Congo Drone Laws
  4. Flying Drones In DR Congo
  5. Contact Information

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General DR Congo Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in the Democratic Republic Congo, but there are several DR Congo drone laws and drone regulations that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following laws when flying in DR Congo,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or crowds of people
  • Respect other peoples privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone near military installations, power plants, or any other area that could cause concern among local authorities
  • 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

Note: We do not suggest foreign operators to assume you can import the drone into the country and make free use of it, we always recommend contacting the customs authorities for your security.

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A permit is not required for recreational drone use Please adhere to the above General Drone Laws however when flying your drone. Click here to obtain a 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 Republic of Congo.
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 Peter Steenberg when flying a drone in Denmark.

Buying Drones In Democratic Republic Of Congo

Read our buying guide for Buying Drones In Democratic Republic Of Congo. It includes information on drones for sale in Democratic Republic of Congo, import taxes and requirements, payment, and shipping.

Flying Drones In DR Congo

DR Congo is an amazing country and there are many amazing places from Kinshasa to Kisangani where you can capture amazing aerial photography while adhering to the drone laws and drone regulations in DR Congo. Here is a video taken by Arcon Media showcasing DR Congo’s beauty from above.

 

Contact Information

Call: :+243 242 3604

Directorate of Civil Aeronautics

Ministry of Transport & Communications

PO Box 6514

Kinshasa

Congo, Democratic Republic

 

DR Congo drone laws are up to date as of February 1, 2016

Drone Travel Guide

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