Drone Laws in St. Lucia

Flying Drones in St. Lucia

Learn in this article what laws apply to drone pilots in St. Lucia.

In order to fly legally, drone pilots need the approval of the Civil Aviation Department at the Ministry of Economic Development, Urban Renewal, Housing, Transport and Civil Aviation. They also have to follow several other rules, which we have summarized here.

Overview: Drone rules in L

Recreational use of drones allowed? Yes, after registration or approval
Commercial use of drones permitted? Yes, after registration or approval
Maximum Altitude:120 Meter (393,7 Fuß) in uncontrolled airspace.
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
Contact informationManager of Air Traffic Services: [email protected]

Safety distances and flight bans

Drones may only be operated within visual line of sight and at least 5 kilometers (2.5 miles) away from airports and heliports.

Around buildings, vehicles, and boats your drone has to keep a distance of 100 meters.

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 around prisons is prohibited.

Drone flights may only be carried out in daylight and in good weather conditions.

A mandatory insurance does not exist to my knowledge. Nevertheless, you should have drone insurance.

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 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!


  • 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!

    • 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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