Peru Drone Laws (2019)

Peru Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Peru

Contents

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

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General Peru Drone Laws

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,

  • 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.
  • You cannot fly your drone in or around Machu Picchu or any historical sites without obtaining an additional permit, that lets you fly your drone at a specific historic site

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

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?)

Permit Needed For Commercial 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?)

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 Change For Balance when flying a drone in Peru.

Buying Drones 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.

Drone Travel Guide

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