Namibia Drone Laws

Namibia Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Namibia

Contents

  1. General Namibia Drone Laws
  2. Pick Your Drone Travel Package
  3. Drone Permits In Namibia
  4. Bring Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  5. Buying Drones In Namibia
  6. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  7. Contact Information For Questions

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Pick The Perfect Travel Drone Package For Your Trip!

Permit Only

Do you already have a drone insurance or want to arrange one yourself, but need a drone permit to fly your drone during your trip? Then this is the package for you. This package will give you the drone permit to fly your drone on location.

Included:

  • Drone Permit (59.99 USD)*
  • Processing time: 1 month
  • No Insurance or Fee included

Note: *A commercial permit will cost 99.99 USD instead of 59.99 USD for a recreational permit. Before your drone permit will be issued, you have to pay a government fee of 129.99 USD. You pay this, using wire transfer to the government of Namibia directly.

No discount

Buy now for 59.99 USD

Permit & Insurance

You want to fly your drone on location? Therefore, you need a drone insurance, a drone permit and pay a government fee. Do you want us to arrange your drone permit plus arrange the drone insurance for you. Then this is the package for you.

Included:

  • Drone Permit (59.99 USD)*
  • Drone Insurance (129.99 USD)
  • Processing time: 6 weeks

Note: *A commercial permit will cost 99.99 USD instead of 59.99 USD for a recreational permit. Before your drone permit will be issued, you have to pay a government fee of 129.99 USD. You pay this, using wire transfer to the government of Namibia directly.

Package discount: 49.99 USD

Buy now for 139.99 USD

Permit & Gov. Fee

You want to fly your drone on location? Therefore, you need a drone insurance, a drone permit and pay a government fee. If you already have a drone insurance yourself, you still need a drone permit and to pay a government fee of 129.99 USD.

Included:

  • Drone Permit (59.99 USD)*
  • Government Fee (129.99 USD)
  • Processing time: 1 month

Note: *A commercial permit will cost 99.99 USD instead of 59.99 USD for a recreational permit. A drone insurance is not included in this package. You have to arrange the drone insurance yourself. A drone insurance on average costs 119.99 USD.

Package discount: 29.99 USD

Buy now for 159.99 USD

All-in-One

Want to start your trip hassle free? Then this is the package for you. To fly a drone in Namibia you need a drone insurance, a drone permit and pay a government fee. This package includes all you need to fly a drone safe and sound.

Included:

  • Drone Permit (59.99 USD)*
  • Drone Insurance (119.99 USD)
  • Government Fee (129.99 USD)

Note: Processing time: 6 weeks. *A commercial permit will cost 99.99 USD instead of 59.99 USD for a recreational permit. Start your trip without any hassle! From the start we will take over the whole process for you. Just sit back, relax and get ready for your trip!

Package discount: 89.99 USD

Buy now for 219.99 USD

General Namibia Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Namibia, but you must first obtain a permit prior to flying in Namibia. Once you have obtained a permit 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 Namibia,

  • Do not fly your drone higher than 150 feet
  • Do not fly your drone over people or crowds of people
  • Respect other peoples privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly within 50 meters of buildings, people, or vehicles that are not part of the drone operation
  • 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 within 5 miles of an airport 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 national parks – they are banned there
  • Do not fly within 5 nautical miles of national parks and game reserves unless you have specific permission from owners.
  • Do not chase, disturbs animals or wildlife with your drone.
  • Do not land or take off on private property.
  • Do not release, drop, or deliver any object with your drone
  • Do not fly your drone beyond visual line of sight unless you have been given specific permission to do so

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A permit is required for recreational drone use in Namibia.

Any flight that is planned to take place in public places for foreign users must request a permit 30 days in advance, 60 days if there is no experience or previous documents.

Click here to obtain a permit. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Namibia.

If you wish to apply for a permit for commercial purposes, it must be taken into account that the following authorizations are required

-Authorization from the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority.

-Authorization from The Namibia Film Commission (NFC).

– Authorization from The Minister of Environment and Tourism. (for flights in natural parks)

Click here to obtain a permit. (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 Pawils Media when flying a drone in Namibia.

Buying Drones In Namibia

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

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Namibia drone laws are up to date as of June 10th, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.