Drone Laws in St. Lucia

Flying Drones in St. LuciaLearn in this article what laws apply to drone pilots in St. Lucia.

Maximum Altitude: The drone altitude is limited to 120 meters (400 feet).

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: Drones may only be flown within the direct range of sight.

Compulsory insurance: A mandatory insurance does not exist to my knowledge. Nevertheless, you should complete drone insurance.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): Currently, I am not aware of any weight limit for St. Lucia.

Distance to airports: Drones may only be operated at least 5 kilometers (2.5 miles) away from airports and heliports in St. Lucia.

Other safety distances: For buildings, vehicles, and boats your drone has to keep a distance of 100 meters.

No-fly zones: A drone may not be operated near busy roads and at bridges, if it could interfere with traffic. Also, flying over crowds, at events, in forests and prisons is prohibited.

Operating hours: The use of a drone may only be carried out in daylight and good weather conditions.

Requirements for commercial pilots: Commercial drone users need the approval of the aviation authority.

We have researched the listed drone regulations for St. Lucia 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 St. Lucia!

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About the author

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!

Discussions

  • Greta | 14.11.2018

    Hello Francis,
    How are you doing? Good to read your blog.
    I have a Dji Phantom 4 Pro Plus. Is it possible to travel it to St. Lucia and Antigua?
    I will hear from you asap and thank you!
    Regards,
    Greta

    • Francis Markert | 19.11.2018

      Hi Greta,
      I am fine, thanks for asking. As far as I know, you can travel with your drone to St. Lucia and Antigua.
      Kind regards, Francis

  • Sandy (Queen of Drones) | 18.12.2018

    Hi Francis, Iam a (female) certified ROC-L drone-pilot in The Netherlands. I will travel soon for 13 months (departure 22 july 2019) with my family (husband and 2 kids age 11 and 9) and my DJI Mavic Air will go with me :-). Thank you for sharing all your drone tips and regulations around the world. It helps a lot. THX!

    • Francis Markert | 07.01.2019

      Hi Sandy,
      Thank you for your motivating comment. I try my best to update all articles as soon as possible.
      Best regards, Francis

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