🖐 In this blog post we’ll share all law links and known rules about recreational and commercial drone use in Bolivia (La Paz & Sucre). Give a 👍 at the end of this post if you enjoyed it & feel free to ask any questions or share your experience in the Bolivia Drone Discussion Group. Keep in mind that the content below is updated to the best of our ability & does not replace official sources & your own research.
Recreational vs Commercial drone use in Bolivia
Bolivia does not differentiate between commercial & recreational drone uses. The use of drone remain unregulated but authorised as we write this post.
✅ In Bolivia, drone laws falls under the Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics & they can also be contacted anytime via:
Phone: (+591) 224 444 50
Saying this, it isn't because their aren't any official drone regulation in Bolivia that you should do crazy things. As for a minimum behaviour, it is always advised to:
Avoid flying near the airports.
Keep your drone in visual sight when flying and fly below 120 m during daylight.
Avoid flying above people without their consent or moving vehicles.
Ask before flying over military facilities, archaeological sites or religious buildings.
Can I travel to Bolivia with my drone?
✅ Currently, there doesn't seem to be any restrictions on bringing drones within Bolivia as long as your import is considered as legitimate (generally one drone per person).
🚨 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.
💡 Smart! Get your drone batteries' firecase today and make sure you're complying with aviation safety rules.
Where can I fly my drone in Bolivia?
✅ We did not find an official fly zone map for drones in Bolivia "If you have more information about this, please share in the Bolivia Drone Discussion Group". Thankfully, app.airmap.io has listed all flight zones in a convenient way organised in a 3 color legend.
🚨 You should not fly above or near military installations & strategic infrastructure. Fly away from airports & any aerodromes or airports in the country.
🦅 National parks & reserves are on a case by case permission & you might need to check directly with the local park or reserve authorities.
Once you've got everything in order, you can start flying above Bolivia's awesome landscapes and create videos like this one:
💡 You're a local, have a question or want to share a travel experience? Head to our Bolivia Drone Discussion Group
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 regulations.
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app.airmap.io (drone fly map Bolivia)