Drone Laws in Cuba
Last update on 28.03.2020 | 16 Kommentare
In this post, you will learn which laws in Cuba apply to the use of drones.
Already several requests to the Cuban Embassy and the Cuban Tourist Office have shown that the import of drones to Cuba is unfortunately not allowed. Upon entry, the multicopter is confiscated at the airport. You can get your drone back when leaving the country if you pay a hefty penalty.
The reason for the import ban is probably the fear that spy technology could be smuggled into the country with the drone. However, the use of drones is allowed in Cuba if you have a license. It looks like a this can be obtained by getting approval from five different authorities. There are apparently a few companies in Havana renting out drones. If you want to try to use a service like this, you should ask them about the license.
Another way to film great videos in the country despite import ban is to use a DJI OSMO handheld gimbal. So you can also capture wonderful footage from the ground.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Cuba 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 Cuba!
Is there any new news as to what is or is not allowed in Cuba as to drones? i have the DJI spark….
thankyou in advance
i recently went to Cuba and had my drone taken off me at customs. was told i could collect it when i was leaving. i arrived to the airport 2 hours before i was meant to be there to try get it back and just got stuff around the hole time by customs them telling me its coming soon then 10min before i had to board telling me i was at the wrong termal to collect it. end up having to leave it behind. They are the rudest people i’ve ever had to deal with. simalar thing happened to my friend a few days later. he went in 5 hours before he was flying out and only just manage to get his drone back 20min before his flight left. My advice would be to leave your drone at home
Up, need the same info please 🙂 going to Cuba with a spark
Unfortunately no. Two users send me reports that they could bring their drones to Cuba. But at the moment, this is not sufficient enough for me. Will will see what the future brings. When do you want to fly to Cuba?
Any recent development on this? Is 2019 any better? I’m travelling to Cuba end of January.
I have a spark and a mavic, GPS drones.
But I also have a toy drone (tiny whoop fpv camera drone) can I bring that?
@Rafal did you bring your drone? I’m going tomorrow and want to know if you got a drone into Cuba.
No I did not…. Not allowed
Ben, what was your experience? Did you bring your drone?
he’s still in jail
sorry for the late reply .. but no … not allowed drones in Cuba.
Same: drone confiscated at customs, jan. 2019
Same: drone confiscated at customs, april 2019.
When i received my hold baggage it was marked on the tag “drone”and a guy guided me to customs.
Cost of confiscation: the first 5 days is gratis, then every day costs 3,3 cuc. Plus a 1% of the value of the drone that you declare. So declare as minimum as possible.
I cant understand how the find that you have a drone… Maybe a thought is to remove the propellers and place them in another bag.
Another solution maybe to remove the drone when you get your hold baggage and put in another’s person baggage.
Of course in Cuba there is everywhere police even at the beaches, so maybe pointless to try fly it.
every airport xrays your luggage
Looks like the spanish-speaking central and south american countries are not really drone-friendly. Cuba, Bahamas, and Peru.
Any recent updates please? I’m going on April 2020 to Cuba.
So these are the drone law for CUBA. I didn’t know about them. Thanks for information.