Uzbekistan Drone Laws (2019)

Uzbekistan Drone Laws

Img 1: Aerial Photography In Uzbekistan

Contents

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

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General Uzbekistan Drone Laws

At this time Uzbek legislation prohibits drone importation in Uzbekistan. Bringing one into the country without declaring it will result in it being seized by the customs and you WILL NOT be able to get it back. If you DO declare the drone before entering Uzbekistan, the customs will hold it at the airport and you will be able to pick it up on the way out of the country. Special permission is possible for commercial drone use, but it is a lengthy and difficult process. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws once they have obtained permission to fly in Uzbekistan,

  • 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 Uzbekistan.

Foreign creative groups wishing to use unmanned aerial vehicles needs apply with:

-The State Committee for Tourism Development
-The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan and
-“Uzbekkino” National Agency
With a request to issue a permit for their temporary importation and use on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan with an indication of the necessary information about the creative group and filming locations.

One of the above-mentioned agencies notifies the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the State Inspection of the Republic of Uzbekistan on safety oversight of temporary importation and use of unmanned aerial vehicles on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan and then transfers the permission to the creative group.

Click here to get assistance on how to obtain a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Uzbekistan.

Foreign film production companies wishing to use unmanned aerial vehicles need apply with:

-The State Committee for Tourism Development
-The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan and
-“Uzbekkino” National Agency
With a request to issue a permit for their temporary importation and use on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan with an indication of the necessary information about the creative group and filming locations.

Click here to get assistance and information on how to obtain 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 Ajeto1970 when flying a drone in Uzbekistan.

Buying Drones In Uzbekistan

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

Drone Travel Guide

Uzbekistan drone laws are up to date as of June 14, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.