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Drone Laws in Guyana

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Guyana.

drone laws in GuyanaGuyana Drone Regulations

According to Guyana’s national aviation authority, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (the GCAA), flying a drone is legal in Guyana, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

If you’d like to contact the GCAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: rsamaroo@gcaa-gy.org / (592)-261-2217

flying a drone in Guyana

Why fly a drone in Guyana? To get aerial shots of beautiful spots like this!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Guyana

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Guyana.

  • If your drone weighs 7 kilograms (15 pounds) or less, is not being used for commercial purposes, and is not equipped with telemetry devices, you do not need to obtain a permit. See the section below for more information on permit requirements in Guyana.
  • Drone pilots must maintain a direct visual line of sight with their drone while flying.
  • Do not fly at night or in low visibility conditions.
  • Do not fly your drone farther than 500 meters (1,640 feet) away.
  • Do not fly higher than 150 meters (492 feet) above ground level.
  • Do not fly over or within 150 meters (492 feet) of any congested area.
  • Do not fly closer than 100 meters (328 feet) from any objects or buildings.
  • Do not fly closer than 50 meters (164 feet) from any person not associated with the drone’s operation.
  • Do not fly over or near to private or public property without prior permission from the owner.
  • Do not fly within any airport or airfield without prior permission of the respective Air Traffic Control unit.
  • Drones must not drop objects that may endanger people or property.
  • Drones must not be used to tow any object during flight.

For more information on Guyana’s drone laws, see this page on the GCAA website.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Guyana? Send us an email at support@uavcoach.com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Guyana can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Permit Requirements for Flying a Drone in Guyana

If your drone weighs 7 kilograms (15 pounds) or less, is not being used for commercial purposes, and is not equipped with telemetry devices, you do not need to obtain a permit. If your drone / use case does not meet this criteria, you must apply for a permit with the GCAA.

In addition, if your drone is to be flown for commercial use, the organization must obtain an Aerial Work Operator Certificate. The application must include information such as a plan of intended operations, communication procedures, and maintenance program.

Learn more about permit and certification requirements on the GCAA website.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Guyana? Here you go: