The Gambia Drone Laws (2019)

The Gambia Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In The Gambia

Contents

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

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General Turkmenistan Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in The Gambia, 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 The Gambia,

  • 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 in 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
  • There is a HIGH concern among authorities surrounding photography, and it is currently illegal for tourists to photography or film government buildings, embassies, or airports due to security concerns. Be very careful where you choose to fly your drone and what you choose to photograph/video

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use. It is against the law for tourists to photograph or film government buildings, including airports, military installations or embassies due to security concerns. You should also ask permission before photographing locals

Please adhere to the above General The Gambia 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 The Gambia.
Click here to obtain assistance on how to obtaibn 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 J V Brenk when flying a drone in The Gambia.

Buying Drones In The Gambia

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

Drone Travel Guide

The Gambia 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.

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