Drone Laws in Nicaragua

Flying drones in Nicaragua

This post is intended to give you an overview of the drone laws in effect in Nicaragua.

Unfortunately, flying drones is completely prohibited in Nicaragua. Drones are confiscated upon entry. Several drone pilots have already had to go through this painful experience. However, you can get the drone back for a fee if you leave the country at the same airport.

Remote pilots from our community have already reported to us that drone technology was discovered by the authorities even when entering the country by bus over land. In this particular case, the technology was confiscated and sent to another border crossing where the exit was planned (for a fee of 40 US dollars). However, we cannot confirm at this time whether this transfer always works. In addition, one must rely on the fact that the package then also arrives completely.

We would definitely recommend leaving the drone at home when traveling to Nicaragua.

Overview: Drone rules in Nicaragua

Recreational use of drones allowed? No
Commercial use of drones permitted? No
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

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua!

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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 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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