Drone Laws in Seychelles

Flying drones in SeychellesMaximum altitude: In Seychelles, drones can ascend up to 60 meters (200 feet).

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: Multicopter may only be flown within sight. Once the general visibility is below 3 kilometers, you must not ascend with your drone.

Compulsory insurance: In Seychelles, you should fly only with drone insurance.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): The existing rules apply to UAVs with a take-off mass of no more than 7 kilograms. For heavier models, SCAA approval is required.

Distance to airports: To an airport must be considered 15 kilometers (9 miles) distance. For Helipads / Heliports, there is a safety distance of 5 kilometers (3 miles). Thus, it is prohibited in most areas of Seychelles, to raise a drone.

Other safety distances: To uninvolved persons, a distance of 50 meters (at take-off and landing 30 meters) must be observed. Major roads, crowds of people (1,000 or more people), private land (if owner’s permission is not available), and populated areas must be 150 meters (500 feet) apart. Vehicles and ships must not approach closer than 300 meters (1,000 feet).

Operating Times: Drone flights at night are prohibited in Seychelles.

Rules for commercial pilots: To my knowledge, there are no special requirements for business users in Seychelles.

Helpful Links: SCAA

I was on Seychelles in September 2017 with our Phantom 4 Pro + and Osmo + to capture the island paradise from the air. We created this video during this trip:

You can find more information about our Seychelles video in this article.

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Seychelles 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 Seychelles!

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