Drone Regulations in Ghana

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Ghana

Ghana's Drone Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?


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 Arports.

Drone Regulations in Ghana


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

Main responsive authorities


 [email protected] / +233 21 776 177

Drone laws in Ghana

One really important rule:

Absolutely all drones must have a Registration. This registration has to be done by the GCAA. There is a fee for the registration – up to $4,000. One Failure to register your drone may result in a 30 years prison term!

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight. After that you must keep also the drone laws in Ghana listed bellow.

Main Drone Regulations in Ghana

  – Distance to any Airport or Airfield – at least 10 kilometers. 

  – Max Allowed Altitude – 120 meters (400 feet).

  – Visual contact with the drone – during hall flight. 

  – Drone Insurance – Required. 

  – Night flight – can be performed only with a Special Permit from the GCAA. 

  – Flying in restricted areas – is Forbidden. 

  – Make sure nothing will fall down from your drone during flight. 

  – Minimal age of the drone pilot – 18 years. 

  – Minimal distance to any buildings or vehicles – at least 30 meters ( 98 feet).

  – More information you can find on this document issued by the GCAA.

We advise read the clear drone regulations in Ghana on the official website of GCAA.

Some tourist travel tips for Ghana

The most intriguing sights in Ghana

According to some researchers on the African continent, the sights in Ghana are not very impressive, as the country has been a colony of England for hundreds of years. In addition, Ghana has been a center of slavery in the past. Hundreds of thousands of future slaves were dumped off the coast of Ghana and later transported to South America.

On the other hand, it is believed that the country’s minerals are much higher than in other African countries. If you have decided to visit this poor country, let us give you useful information about the most important sights in Ghana that you should not miss.

Cape Coast Castle – This is a fortress on the Atlantic coast, as there are many along the coast of Ghana. It was initially used as a supply warehouse and center of international trade, especially with the Netherlands and Sweden. Later, when slave traders used the dungeons for a prison and a slave warehouse. In 1664, the British settled in Cape Coast and made it their central colonial headquarters.

Currently, the fortress walls and cannons are well preserved, and the castle itself, which is a museum of history, is quite neglected. Near Cape Coast is another landmark in Ghana – St. George’s Castle. The whole complex of impressive stone buildings and walls was built by the Portuguese in 1482 to protect the extraction and export of gold to the then mighty Portugal. 150 years later, the Dutch captured St. George’s Fortress and turned it into a slave center. Don’t be fooled by the white color of the whitewashed walls, because this is the gloomy beauty of the dark side of this sinister place.

The capital of Ghana is Accra and is no different from the capitals of Ghana’s neighboring countries, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo. According to the latest crime statistics in African capitals, Accra is one of the safest. There are several places that deserve your attention. First and foremost, of course, is the National Museum, which houses wonderful works of art and culture before and after the slave trade.

Makola Market – an extremely colorful market where you can get lost while looking at the goods of traders. The coastal areas of Accra are home to the most beautiful beaches in Ghana. On the beaches of St. George’s Castle are hotels and resorts for tourists and guests of the city.

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