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The Ultimate Guide to Paraguay (Asunci贸n) Drone Laws & Rules

Updated: Apr 16, 2019

馃枑 In this blog post we鈥檒l share all drone regulation links & known laws around recreational & commercial drone laws in Paraguay (Asunci贸n). Give a 馃憤 at the end of this post if you enjoy the post & feel free to comment your experience or any updates you might have. 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 Paraguay


Paraguay does not seem to differentiate commercial & recreational drone use - see our post to differentiate recreational vs commercial drone usage.


鉁 More over, there doesn't seem to be any official restrictions or laws around recreational and commercial drone use in the country making it a real drone paradise.


鉁 In countries without any regulation around drone use, the use of airspace would by default revert onto the country's civil or national aviation authority. In Paraguay, this would fall under the National Directorate of Civil Aviation (DINAC), they can be contacted via:

  • Email: presidencia@dinac.gov.py

  • Phone: (+595) 21 223 130

Can I bring my drone to Paraguay?


鉁 Currently, there doesn't seem to be any restrictions on bringing drones within Paraguay as long as your import is considered as legitimate (generally one drone per person).



馃毃 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 Paraguay?


鉁 We did not find an official fly zone map for drones in Paraguay "If you have more information about this, please share it in the Forum". Thankfully in the meantime, app.airmap.io has listed all flight zones in a convenient way organised in a 3 color legend.


Paraguay Drone Fly Map

馃尣 National / Marine parks & reserves might be on a case by case permission & you will need to check directly with the local park or reserve authorities.


馃毃 Since March 2016, Paraguay aviation authorities specify that you will need an authorisation to fly within ATZ zones (Airport Traffic Zone) - see here for more info.



Recreational & Commercial Drone use in Paraguay


鉁 Saying this, it isn't because their aren't any official regulation that you should do crazy things. As for a minimum behavior, it is always advised to:

  • Avoid flying near airports (mainly) Asunci贸n (the capital city).

  • 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 any governmental, religious or military sites.

Keeping common sense rules in mind, what are you waiting for?! Start flying above Paraguay's awesome landscapes & create videos like this one:


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

鉁 Please leave a comment or update the Forum when you receive news and/or gain experience with your drone in Paraguay! Have fun and safe flight!

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Disclaimer: Although great聽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聽for needed information about local drone rules and regulations.


Other resources

Los drones llegan a Paraguay

Explainer, drones in Latin America


Sources

Direcci贸n Nacional de Aeron谩utica Civil

Publication de Informacion Aeronautica

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