Drone Laws in Cuba
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!