Virgin Islands Drone Laws

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  • Virgin Islands Drone Laws
  • Drone Permits In the Virgin Islands
  • Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes
  • Best Travel Accessories
  • Drone Travel Guide Articles
  • Traveling with Drone Batteries on a Plane
  • Contact Us with Questions 

Drone laws are constantly changing. Always verify using multiple sources to be sure you're rightly informed.

Virgin Islands Drone Law

Drone use is allowed in the Virgin Islands, 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 Virgin Islands,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Respect other's privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone over airports or in areas were aircraft are operating
  • 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. The use of drones or camera drones in these areas is prohibited.

For more information on the recreational/commercial operation of unmanned aircraft in the Territory please contact the BVI Airport Authority at (+1) - 394 - 8000 or visit www.airsafety.aero/sua.

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Permit Needed For
Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone usage.

Please adhere to the above General Virgin Islands Drone Laws when flying your drone.

Permit Needed For
Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in the Virgin Islands. In case you are interested in obtaining one, please contact our permit specialist, or contact the local aviation authority.

Are you interested in obtaining a permit yourself for your holidays or business trip? Please contact our permit specialist that can help you get your permit sorted for your trip.

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Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes

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 ±$1,600 USD (1,131 SDR). 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.

Best Travel Accessories

Apple Airtag

Secure the whereabouts
of your personal belongings

Did you know that airlines only have maximum liability coverage for flights by the Montreal Convention of approximately ±$1,600 USD (1,131 SDR)? This is the most that airlines must pay a passenger or company for a lost, damaged, or delayed package or bag.

With an Airtag you will know the exact location of your drone at all times when transporting it with our embedded Airtag. Possible package loss due to transport will herewith be nearly minimized to 0% risk. You can get geolocation at all times, of the exact location of your package. 
Get yourself secured and get one yourself.

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LiPo Battery Bag

LiPo Battery Bag for
extra safety

Batteries have always been a very sensitive subject when travelling, especially when travelling on planes. 

When travelling you want to be sure that you have you batteries secured at all times in case a battery starts leaking of in a worse case, when it causes an unexpected fire.

With this LiPo bag you contain any possible danger and make sure yourself, and others around are always kept safe when transporting or even storing batteries.

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Sunscreen
Protection

SPF is not just for sunny and the summer months. Whether it's the colder months, being on the ski slopes or going out in the forest in the spring, or laying on a sunbed at the beach. Always have yourself covered with sunscreen.

Before going on holiday, be sure to get the best bank for your buck. Order your sunscreen now prior to your trip! 

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International
Travel Adapter

As an international traveler, you always want to be sure to be able to charge your devices anywhere, anytime.

Whether it’s the wall plug you need, or the integrated USB slots, all is ready for you to go!

Order your international travel adapter now, and have yourself prepared anywhere you go. 

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Money Pouch
Security Deposit

Keep your valuable belongings at safe at all times when traveling.

With this money pouch security deposit, you always keep your personal belongings together.

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Buying Drones
in the Virgin Islands

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

Traveling with Drone Batteries
on a Plane?

Please check with the airline or carrier about which batteries you can take in your carry-on luggage.

The Virgin Islands drone laws are up to date as of May 4, 2022.

Drone laws are constantly changing. Always verify using multiple sources to be sure you are rightly informed.

If you have any questions, please click on "Service & Support" or open the chat in the bottom corner and reach out to an agent.

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Interested in buying a drone or a drone permit yourself? Reach out to our agents now.

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