Tanzania Drone Laws (2019)

Tanzania Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Tanzania

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

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General Tanzania Drone Laws

Drone use with the required permits is allowed in Tanzania. Operators who have obtained a permit must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Tanzania,

  • 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 Tanzania.

Drones (under 7kg) can be operated privately by submitting an application (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Tanzania.

We recommend hiring a Tanzanian drone operator for work inside the country, or to help facilitate your permitting and importation into Tanzania.

Commercial / Professional drones require additional approval from the Ministry of Defense, and a company operations manual.Click here to purchase 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. 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 yournamehere &there when flying a drone in Tanzania.

Buying Drones In Tanzania

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

Drone Travel Guide

Tanzania 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.