Drone rules in Cape Verde

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Cape Verde

Cape Verde Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 metters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Latest Drone rules in Cape Verde


When you decide travel and fly your drone in Capo Verde you need to be inform about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities


+238 260 3430 / carlosn@acivil.gov.cv

Drone rules in Cape Verde:

General Drone Rules in Cape Verde

All drone flights in Cape Verde must be performed under the following conditions: 

 – Max allowed Altitude – 120 meters. 

 – Distance between the drone pilot and the UAV – maximum of 100 meters. 

 – Keep visual contact with the drone all the time. 

 – Flights must be produced in good visibility. 

 – Save distance to any aircraft or properties. 

 – The drone pilot is responsive to create save flight. 

 – Distance to any Airport – 2,000 meters. 

 – Always give priority to the manned aircraft.

 – The navigation lights of the drone must be turned On.

 – For flights above 120 meters, the drone pilot needs to have authorization of the AAC ( Civil Aviation Agency). For receive authorisation, an application must be sent to AAC at least 10 days (working) in advance. 

You can find more information on the official website of AAC.

 We advise you always read the official websites for latest information about drone rules in Cape Verde.

Some tourist travel tips for Cape Verde

Except for the drone rules in Cape Verde, you might be interested to read more about this country. The favorable climate of the islands predisposes to the development of various types of water sports. You can choose between fishing, surfing, diving and more. etc. The conditions are very good for other sports events such as – volleyball, mini-golf, tennis and others. Hiking in beautiful nature is very popular with tourists, as you can rent a bicycle or jeep. The nightlife is also developed on the larger islands. One of the most famous and visited places on the island of Sal is PEDRA DO LUME – the name is given by the crater of an extinct volcano, its entrance can be reached through a tunnel built in 1804, the crater itself is at sea level. It is interesting to visit the port – PALMORIA, here you can try some of the best lobsters, as well as buy at very good prices. Other interesting places that can be visited are – ALGADOEIRA / small oasis / and BURACONA / natural swimming pool /. FIURA is the most famous and visited place for fishing enthusiasts and there you can listen to the roar of the big ocean waves crashing on the shores.
Terraboa (Portuguese means “good land”) is a remote village in the northern part of the island of Sal, Cape Verde. Its population in 2010 was 131. The village is about 4 km north of the capital of the island of Espargos.
It is located in the green part of the island and is the only place for agriculture on the island. About 10 km2 of agricultural land exists in the northern part and is mainly cattle and grain. This is the largest vegetative part of the island.
The settlement area has the northernmost part, which is mostly a desolate area with several shrubs and trees, the eastern and western areas are hilly and mountainous and has the northernmost parts of the island. There is sand and sand as far as you can see and a flat landscape, except for the brown mountains to the east and west of Terra Boa. Nature is just breathtaking and you can feel nature and the African breeze so close. The surroundings are essentially flat desert and nothing else. This is a real experience on the islands of Cape Verde and Sal. The real Africa.

Murdeira is a village on the island of Sal, Cape Verde. The village is located on the west coast, about in the middle of the main highway of the island, connecting the capital of the island Espargos and Santa Maria.
Murdeira was originally a small village of mostly farmers and fishermen. Since the early 1990s, a large private company has led to the construction of a seaside resort in the region called the Aldeamento Turístico da Murdeira, which has become a permanent population as houses are gradually being bought, mostly by islanders and some foreigners. The name now refers mainly to this semi-public community. Its population lives in the smaller surrounding villages such as Madama, Pala Verde and Lomba Branca.
About 4 km east of the village is a wind farm, which was built in 2010 to generate electricity for much of the island.
As in the rest of the island, the area around the village is dominated by bare soils and desert sands. Natural vegetation is scarce, but in the area near the coast, there are small concentrations of Faidherbia albida trees and small shrubs. The village is located in the center of a small beach on the bay in the much larger bay of Murdeira (Baía de Murdeira), which is famous for its rich catch and small coral reef. The right wing of the bay is an elevation whose characteristic profile has given it the name Monte Leo (Mount Lion). The bay is a marine reserve that is part of a reserve that includes Ilhéu Rabo de Junco. Haperback whales visit the bay for their whaling season each year.
The settlement is mentioned as “Mordera” in the French / Dutch map of 1747 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

There are several oases in the area, the largest of which is Terra Boa, the growing population and additional buildings, including industrial ones, make the oases slowly disappear along with part of the desert landscape.

Subscribe to receive latest news from us