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Drone Laws in the Seychelles

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in the Seychelles.

drone laws in SeychellesSeychelles Drone Regulations

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

If you’d like to contact the SCAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: secretariat@scaa.sc / +248 384 011

flying a drone in Seychelles

Why fly a drone in the Seychelles? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in the Seychelles

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

  • Drones cannot fly within 15 kilometers (9 miles) of any airport or airfield or 5 kilometers (3 miles) of any airport or airfield. Given the relatively small size of the Seychelles, this means that flying is prohibited in most areas of the country.
  • Drone pilots must maintain direct visual line of sight with their drone while flying.
  • Drones cannot be flown at night.
  • Drones can not fly more than 60 meters (200 feet) above ground level.
  • Drones may not be flown within 50 meters (164 feet) of people.
  • Drones may not be flown within 150 meters (500 feet) of crowds, major roads, or highly trafficked areas.
  • Drone insurance is required to fly a drone in the Seychelles.
  • Drones weighing 7 kilograms (15.5 pounds) or less may be flown without special SCAA approval. For drones weighing more than 7 kilograms (15.5 pounds), approval from the SCAA is required.

For more information on the Seychelles’ drone laws, see this document issued by the SCAA.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in the Seychelles? 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 the Seychelles can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

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