Drone regulations in Nigeria

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

Nigeria's Drone Regulation 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 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Drone regulations in Nigeria


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Nigeria 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


info@ncaa.gov.ng / +234 1 472 1521

Drone Regulations in Nigeria

Our advice 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 regulations in Nigeria listed bellow.

General Drone Laws in Nigeria

 – It is absolutely obligated to have Authorization before performing the flight. The flight plans have to be submitted to the NCAA. 

 – All drones over 250 grams have to be Registered with the NCAA. 

 – The drone pilot must be at least 16 years old. 

 – Before flying a drone in Nigeria- the drone pilot must obtain a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Certificate. 

 – Drones must be flown safety. 

 – Do not fly near the borders.

 – Flying over high seas without authorization – is forbidden. 

Read more about Drone Regulations in Nigeria on the official website of the NCAA. 

Some tourist travel tips for Nigeria

Located in West Africa, Nigeria is a country that attracts tourists with its beautiful beaches and lush rainforests, with historic cities and hospitable people, with good conditions for the development of various types of tourism – ecotourism, water tourism, safaris and more. This country has a lot to offer to people with an adventurous spirit, looking for new challenges and exotics.

In Nigeria you will find many popular tourist destinations such as Abuja (the capital of Nigeria), Lagos, Calabar, Kano, Ibadan and others. In recent years, tourism in this African country is developing rapidly, which contributes to the development of the country as a whole. Until recently known only as the continent’s largest oil producer, Nigeria is now one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. Lagos, the former capital of the country, is the largest city in Nigeria and the second largest in Africa (after Cairo).

The capital Abuja is a major shopping center, so you can not miss a few days walk through the large markets and malls, full of various exotic souvenirs. Here, too, the rule of bargaining applies, as the price of a product can be drastically reduced. Abuja is the capital of Nigeria recently and is still not as lively as the former capital Lagos. The distance between the two cities is 500 km, and you can use a plane to visit the capital. Most of the neighborhoods are undeveloped, but the city is developing and will soon become a cosmopolitan city. You can stay at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel, which is decorated in a typical African style and impresses with handmade Nigerian items. Here you will feel like in a fairy tale.

In Nigeria you can enjoy a wide variety of wide river and ocean beaches, ideal for swimming and other water sports. The country has a unique wildlife, large areas of untouched flora and fauna – tropical forests, magnificent waterfalls, perfectly suitable for safaris and recreation. Other attractions are the traditional way of life preserved in local customs, rich and varied crafts and other products illustrating the native art and life, as well as the authentic friendly attitude of the majority of the local population.

The people of Nigeria are extremely hospitable. Despite poverty, they are always smiling and friendly to tourists. Nobody is in a hurry here. Time seems to have stopped.

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