Drone Laws in Vanuatu
In this post, you will find the current laws for drone flights in Vanuatu.
Regardless of its purpose, all drones in Vanuatu must be registered online with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAV) before entering the country. The registration costs US$50 per person plus US$50 per drone. Thus, the cost of registration is at least US$100.
After registration, you will be given access to the list of no-fly zones.
Overview: Drone rules in Vanuatu
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Further information about drone rules in Vanuatu
The entire airspace over Vanuatu is part of the controlled airspace. Therefore, drone flights must be approved in advance. The CAAV provides the Drone Logbook, a helpful tool to register your planned maneuvers.
Drones may only be used in daylight and must be visible to the naked eye in flight. If in doubt, a second person next to you can take over the task of monitoring the drone with their own eyes.
The aviation authority does not necessarily require a drone liability insurance. However, you may have to show that you have one if you want to obtain a permit from the Vanuatu Cultural Council. You have to apply there if you’re going to fly over cultural sites or cultural events.
The maximum permissible weight of a drone in Vanuatu is 25 kilograms.
The minimum distance to airports is four kilometers.
In Vanuatu, there is no distinction between private and commercial drone flights.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu!