Drone Laws in Guyana

Flying drones in Guyana

In this post, we explain the rules for multicopter pilots in Guyana.

Before you can take a drone to Guyana, you need a permit from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Permission can be requested here. You should allow for a processing time of at least 30 days.

If you cannot present a permit upon entry, the drone could be confiscated at the airport. However, if you have received a permit and have entered the country successfully, the following requirements apply.

Overview: Drone rules in Guyana

Recreational use of drones allowed? Yes, after registration or approval
Commercial use of drones permitted? Yes, after registration or approval
Maximum Altitude:150 Meter (492,1 Foot) in uncontrolled airspace.
Is drone insurance mandatory? Yes, for commercial drone flights. Learn more about drone insurance here.
Does the drone need a badge?No.
Drone labels can be ordered here
Is a registration necessary? No.
Keep distance to airports
Respect the privacy of other people

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Further requirements for drone pilots in Guyana

Drones may only be flown within a radius of 500 meters (1,600 feet) around the pilot. The (exclusive?) use of first-person-view devices is not permitted. Drones may only be flown in daylight.

Safety distances and flight bans

Keep a distance of 8 kilometers (5 miles) to airports, runways, and helipads.

Respect the following safety distances:

  • 50 meters to bystanders
  • 100 meters to vehicles and vessels
  • 150 meters to crowds and populated areas

Georgetown has established a no-fly zone within 5 kilometers (3 miles) around the lighthouse.

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Guyana 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 Guyana!

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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 a Yuneec Typhoon H. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a copter. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!

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