Morocco Drone Laws (2019)

Morocco Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Morocco

Contents

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

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General Morocco Drone Laws

At this time drones are BANNED in Morocco. Bringing one into the country without declaring it will result in it being seized by the customs and you WILL NOT be able to get it back. If you DO declare the drone before entering Morocco, the customs will hold it at the airport and you will be able to pick it up on the way out of the country. Special permission is possible for commercial drone use, but it is a lengthy and difficult process. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws once they have obtained permission to fly in Morocco,

  • 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 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

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A permit is required for recreational drone use in Morocco. At this time we are unfortunately unable to issue recreational drone permits for Morocco. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Morocco. At this time we are unfortunately unable to issue commercial drone permits for Morocco. (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 Mistar92 when flying a drone in Morocco.

Buying Drones In Morocco

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

Drone Travel Guide

Morocco drone laws are up to date as of July, 2019.
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