New Regulation with Drone Use for Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean Islands have a new regulation in place for the use of drones by guests on their stay. Guests can still use them. They do. They have shared great footage with drones. But due to safety measures, a few new steps have been put in place for bringing drones on your stay. CaribbeanDays is available to assist with these steps! So no worries, you can still pack that drone!

Forms and steps for procedures:

For the United States

The Federal Aviation Administration has modified the rules to allow for certain types of drones:

Owners of model aircraft which are operated in compliance with section 336 are not required to register. Owners of all other small unmanned aircraft, including newly-purchased unmanned aircraft not operated exclusively in compliance with section 336, remain subject to the registration requirement. The FAA continues to encourage voluntary registration for all owners of small unmanned aircraft. Read more at …

• Visit the Application PDF Form

For the British Virgin Islands

Air Safety Support International administers registrations for those who wish to fly drones:

The requirements for the use of Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) in the UK Overseas Territories are laid down in the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order. The main rules for their use are laid down in Article 73, however, Article 191 highlights the other Articles that also apply to the use of small unmanned aircraft. Read more at …

• Download the Registration Application Form

For St. Martin​

The Department of Civil Aviation, Shipping and Maritime Affairs regulates the use of drones:

Persons intending to operate remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or drones in Sint Maarten, particularly in the area near Simpson Bay are prohibited to do so without the express authorization from the Department of Civil Aviation, Shipping and Maritime Affairs. Operations that fall under the category of aerial work are aerial photography, aerial mapping, turtle or fish spotting just to name a few. Any individual that wishes to conduct these activities in Sint Maarten must submit a request to the Department of Civil Aviation, Shipping & Maritime Affairs where it will be reviewed and a time and day will be provided when the operation can take place, if approved. Official release

Shared footage of drone use:

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