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Drone use is allowed in Peru, but you first need permission and then there are several Peru Drone Laws and regulations that need to be followed when flying in the country. Approval takes an average of 7 days to obtain so apply well in advance. When entering Peru, the customs will charge VAT or tax based on the value of your drone. You will be given a receipt, and upon exiting the country with your drone the VAT will be refunded. Once in Peru, operators must ensure that they follow the following laws when flying their drone in Peru,
A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use in Peru.
You must be careful when temporarily importing your drone (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)
A drone permit is not required for commercial drone use in Peru.
You must be careful when temporarily importing your drone (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)
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. 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 Change For Balance when flying a drone in Peru.
Read all of our Peru Drone Laws, and now looking for drones, parts, accessories, or something else? Read our guide for Buying Drones In Peru. It includes information on drones for sale in Peru, import taxes, payment options, and shipping.