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by Sheree-Anita Shearer | Associate Writer
Are Drones Allowed in Jamaica? I’m not surprised about this question. Remotely piloted aircraft or drones have become increasingly popular, especially for recreational purposes. It is certainly a great way to capture beautiful vacation footage. But, is it even legal to fly your drone on vacation? Let’s find out.
Can you bring a drone to Jamaica?
The simple answer is yes. Drones are allowed in Jamaica for both recreational and professional purposes but there are some rules you must follow while operating your drone.
What is the maximum speed limit by law?
While I was unable to find anything giving a specific speed limit for drones, they can be anywhere between 20 mph to 100 mph. Just like any other motorized vehicle, you are expected to operate it at a speed you are comfortable with.
Do You Need A Drone License or Permit In Jamaica?
A Drone License is not a requirement for recreational flyers.
Can I Bring My Drone By Plane to Jamaica
Yes, drones can be brought into the country by plane.
Drones should not be flown:
Professional operators must request a permit from the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority before every flight, whether or not it is commercial or non-commercial. For approval to be given, the written request must include the purpose of the flight.
The flight must not be done until permission is granted, listing all the possible restrictions to the specific flight. The penalties for breaking these rules could be either imprisonment or fines.
So how do you know the difference between flying for recreational or professional purposes? Well, recreational flyers are flying drones or unmanned aircraft strictly for recreation.
Professional purposes both commercial and non-commercial, include all business-related activities
Drones should be:
So there you have it! You are free to bring your drone with you on vacation in Jamaica, so take it and get the beautiful holiday pictures you deserve.
For more information on drone permits and regulations, contact the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority by:
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