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Drone use is banned in Oman unless you have a permit. Operators with a permit must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Oman,
A permit is required for recreational drone use in Oman.
Currently, a permit requires the authorization of the Civil Aviation Authority and Authorization of Defense Authorities.
Currently, we are unable to request a permit on behalf of third parties Click here to obtain assistance on how to obtain permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)
A permit is required for commercial drone use in Oman.
Anyone who wants to fly with a copter in Oman must first obtain an authorization. This approval is only granted to commercial users. Anyone who fails to get a permission can be sure that the drone will be confiscated at the airport and stored until the departure. The permit has to be obtained at least 15 days before the entry at the National Survey Authority (NSA).
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" data-src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=uavsystemsint-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B007V9MN44" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> 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 Muhammad Al Ghafri when flying a drone in Oman.
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