Seychelles Drone Laws (2022)

Seychelles Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Seychelles


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

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General Seychelles Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in Seychelles, but 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 Seychelles,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Do not fly within 300 meters of any structure or vehicle not associated with the operation of the drone
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone within 15km of international airports or in areas where aircraft are operating. This means you cannot fly your drone on Mahe, and Praslin, the two most populated islands in the Seychelles. If you wish to fly on these islands you will need permission.
  • Outside of the 15km airport zone you may fly your drone a maximum height of 2,000 feet
  • 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 drone permit is not required for recreational drone use.

But it is absolutely necessary that you communicate with the aviation authorities at least 30 minutes before carrying out any activity with your drone.

Please adhere to the above General Seychelles Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Seychelles.

Click here to obtain assistance on how to get 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" data-src="//" 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 LiveKlic Reunion when flying a drone in Seychelles.

Buying Drones In Seychelles

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

Drone Travel Guide

Seychelles drone laws are up to date as of March, 2022. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.