The Ultimate Guide to Grenada's (St George) Drone Laws & Rules 2020

Updated: Feb 26

🖐 In this blog post we’ll share all drone rule links & known regulations about recreational & commercial drone use in Grenada (St George). Give a 👍 at the end of this post if you enjoyed it & feel free to ask any questions or share your experience in the Grenada 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 Grenada


Grenada does not differentiate recreational vs commercial drone use. However, both commercial and recreational drone uses are subject to restrictions & a code of conduct.


✅ In Grenada, the control of drone use falls under the Royal Grenada Police Force & they can be contacted anytime via:


  • Facebook 😍

  • Phone: (+1473) 440-3764 or 405-5324


Can I travel with my drone to Grenada?


✅ Currently, there doesn't seem to be any restrictions on bringing drones within Grenada as long as you have registered your drone ahead with the Royal Grenada Police Force.


🚨 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.

Where can I fly my drone in Grenada?


🚨 We did not find an official fly zone map for drones in Grenada "If you have more information about this, please let us know in the Grenada Drone Discussion Group". Thankfully, app.airmap.io has listed all flight zones in a convenient way showing that the entire island country is into a restricted zone which implies a permission from the Royal Grenada Police Force.


Grenada drone fly map

Spare drone batteries are essential when travelling overseas.

Recreational & Commercial Drone use in Grenada

🚨 You will need a permission to fly your drone in Grenada from the Royal Grenada Police Force. Additionally and once obtained you should fly:

  • fly at a reasonable height and distance (within sight is usually best practice).

  • following your drone manufacturer's recommendations of use.

  • fly away from airport, military and governmental facilities.

  • your drone must be equipped with a "return to home" function such as the Mavic 2


🚨 Be aware that police force has been given full powers to enforce the above rules... If you hold a permit, carry it with you all the time along your identification papers.


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How to obtain a permit to fly my drone in Grenada?


✅ The Royal Grenada Police Force shared a FB post about a year ago explaining how to proceed and its quite simple.

  1. Write to the attention of the Office of Commissioner of Police

  2. Include your flight path and manufacturer's information and personal ID

  3. Send it to the the Royal Grenada Police Force via Facebook Messenger

💡 For the latest information, we recommend to contact them directly via phone so they can confirm the process hasn't changed by the time you're applying (+1473) 440-3764 or 405-5324


💲 As far as we understand, there is a EC$10 fee to obtain a drone permit in Grenada. If you have any further information about the process, or want to learn more, you can follow/update this members' conversation.


What do I risk for flying a drone illegally in Grenada?


🚨 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.


✅ The excellent news is that once you're there and got the authorisations, you can start flying above Grenada's awesome landscapes & help us replace this video.


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Travelling further? Check out our Drone Rules World Map; country by country!

✅ Please leave a comment in the Grenada Drone Discussion Group when you receive news and/or gain experience with your drone in Grenada! Have fun & safe flight!

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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.


Other Resources

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Aerial Drone Restriction

Grenada Drone Fly Map

Grenada's new ruling on drones


Source

Royal Grenada Police Force speaks about drone use

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