Nigeria Drone Laws (2019)

New Zealand Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Nigeria

Contents

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

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General New Zealand Drone Laws

Drone use is banned in Nigeria unless you have obtained a permit. Operators with a permit must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Nigeria,

  • 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. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A permit is required for recreational drone use in Nigeria.

You need to register your aircraft if it weighs between 250 grams (0.55 lbs.) and up to 25 kg (55 lbs.)

You will be subject to civil and criminal penalties if you meet the criteria to register an unmanned aircraft and do not register.

Click here to get assistance on hot 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 Nigeria.

Click here to get assistance on how to obtain 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 (Non-Amazon customers can buy the Lipo Battery Bag from us directly by Clicking Here). 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 Playhouse Multimedia when flying a drone in Nigeria.

Buying Drones In Nigeria

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

Nigeria 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.