🖐 In this blog post we will share all law links & known rules about recreational & commercial drone use in Antigua and Barbuda (Saint John's). Give a 👍 at the end of this post if you enjoyed it & feel free to comment your experience or any updates in The Forum. Keep in mind that the content below is updated to the best of our ability & does not replace official sources & your own research.
Antigua and Barbuda's drone laws and regulations
✅ In Antigua and Barbuda, aviation regulation falls under the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority & they can be contacted anytime via:
Phone: (+1) 268 462 0000 or (+1) 268 462 0907
🚨 Unfortunately we haven't found sufficient official sources to confirm the current drone regulations in Antigua and Barbuda. This being said, it is not because we didn't find any that there are none, drone regulations evolve fast and if you have any information please share with the community in the Forum anytime.
🚨 In fact, in some cases, it might mean that the country is hostile to drones and you could see your drone equipment ceased or stored until your stay is over in some cases. In every case we would recommend you to get in touch with local authorities before arriving in Antigua and Barbuda.
Can I bring or travel with a drone to Antigua and Barbuda?
🚨 There isn't enough official sources to answer this question today; if you know anything or have been to Antigua and Barbuda with your drone, please share your experience in the Forum.
🚨 Be aware of the airline you purchase to travel as some main ones will only accept your drone on-board if its batteries are detached & placed in a firecase during travel time. Most airlines will have a battery voltage limit based on the recommendation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You can find more info about a specific airline here.
Can I fly a drone in Antigua and Barbuda?
🚨 We did not find an official fly zone map for drones in Antigua and Barbuda "If you have more information about this, please let us on the Forum know anytime". Looking at app.airmap.io's map, no restricted zones have been mapped out here either.
Antigua and Barbuda Drone Fly Map
What are the rules to fly a drone in Antigua and Barbuda?
🚨 With the absence of sufficient official sources, we strongly recommend to get in touch with local authorities before taking off with your drone. In every case, you should always follow common sense rules and respect others' privacy at all times. Here are some suggestions we like to recommend in all cases:
fly within sight and during daytime only.
fly away from borders, military, governmental building and urban centres.
fly away from airports and give way to any manned aircraft you see.
fly away from national parks and reserves.
if flying over people, ask their permission prior, consider local cultures and always respect individuals' privacy right.
carry with you all your qualifications and your drone's manual (ideally translated in the local language). 💡 You might want to write down a little word in the local language to explain what you're doing that you can hand out to curious locals.
have a third party insurance to cover yourself and others.
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What do I risk for flying illegally a drone in Antigua and Barbuda?
🚨 The amount & scope of the fine will depend on the nature & severity of your infraction. The judges will also evaluate if you intentionally committed the infraction &/or if you had any commercial purpose during your flight.
Where can I get great drone content in Antigua and Barbuda?
If you've got everything in order, you can start flying above Antigua and Barbuda's awesome landscapes and create a video like this one. Follow us on Youtube!
✅ Please leave a comment or update the Forum when you receive news and/or gain experience with your drone in Antigua and Barbuda! Have fun and safe flight!
Disclaimer: Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information researched, we take no responsibility for any loss, harm or damage caused as a direct or indirect consequence of relying on this information. It is your responsibility to seek advice from qualified local & relevant authorities for needed information about local drone rules and regulations.