Drone Laws in Belize

Flying drones in Belize

In this post, you’ll learn the rules you need to take into account when using drones in Belize.

Unfortunately, the rules for using drones in Belize are strict. Currently, only commercial users are allowed to bring a multicopter to Belize if they have been mandated directly by a Belize based company or organization.

Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to capture vacation memories from Belize with a camera drone. However, it should be possible in the future after a change in the law to introduce a drone to Belize for private purposes.

Commercial users must contact the Belize Department of Civil Aviation for approval and explain their intentions. The request must include at least the following information:

  • Company or organization that has commissioned the services
  • Date of arrival
  • Locations
  • Identity card or passport of the pilot
  • Filming permission from the Belize Film Commission
  • Completed Drone Application Form (can be obtained by e-mail at the below-mentioned e-mail addresses)

The complete documents must be sent by email to [email protected] and [email protected].

After submitting your application, it will be reviewed by the Aviation Authority. Afterwards, you will need to visit the Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) office (first floor at Philip Goldson Airport) and pay a fee of 30 BZE (about 12 €). With the proof of payment, you will eventually receive from the Department of Civil Aviation your import and flight authorization for Belize.

Overview: Drone rules in B

Recreational use of drones allowed? No
Commercial use of drones permitted? Yes, after registration or approval
Is drone insurance mandatory? No. Learn more about drone insurance here.
Does the drone need a badge?Unknown.
Drone labels can be ordered here
Is a registration necessary? No.
Keep distance to airports
Respect the privacy of other people
Contact information[email protected] and [email protected]

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Belize to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Belize!

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About the author

Since January 2015, we travel around the world. In our backpack we carry a camera drone which we use to capture the best places from a bird’s perspective. First we travelled with a DJI Phantom 2. But now we use several drones like the DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ or the DJI Mini 3 Pro. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a drone. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!


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