Drone Regulations in Peru

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

Peru's Drone Regulation Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Only Commercial flights are 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:

150 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Drone Regulations in Peru


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Peru 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


 atencionalciudadano@mtc.gob.pe / + 51 1 615 7800

Drone Regulations in Peru

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 Peru listed bellow.

In Peru, there are some specific rules for foreigners.

 – For the Commercial flights- you need to have a Certificate. 

 – When entering the country- you have to declare your drone (UAV) with Custom’s form and have to pay a VAT. Or a tax based on the value of your drone. It is usually about 18 %. When you make the payment you will receive a receipt. And when you leave the country you will receive back the VAT. If you don’t declare your UAV you can achieve a fine of 250$.  

General Drone Laws in Peru

 – Maintain visual contact with the drone throughout the flight.

 – Max allowed altitude – 150 meters. 

 – Max allowed time of flight – 1 hour. 

 – Fly only daytime.

 – Fly only in good weather conditions and excellent visibility. 

 – Vertical distance to any person, buildings, or objects- at least 20 meters. 

 – Horizontal distance to any person, buildings, or objects – at least 30 meters. 

 – Flying over people or crowds – is forbidden. 

 – Distance to any Airport or Airfield – at least 4 kilometers. 

 – Distance to any road infrastructure – at least 30 meters. 

 – Max allowed speed – 160 kph ( 100 mph). 

 – Make sure nothing will fall down from your drone. 

     Note * – Machu Picchu or any historical sites are forbidden for drone flights. 

For more information on Drone regulations in Peru, you can read here.

Some tourist travel tips for Peru

Peru is one of the most famous centers of ancient civilizations in the world. Among the sights in the country, you will find some really impressive natural wonders. The Andy mountain range occupies the western part of the country, and the eastern part covers parts of the Amazon lowlands. Here are some of the most interesting cultural, historical and natural attractions in Peru that everyone should visit at least once.

Huacachina is an oasis town located near Ica around a small natural lake surrounded by sand dunes. Once this modern oasis was intended only for the Peruvian elite, but today Huacachina is a tourist destination primarily for foreign tourists. One of the biggest attractions for visitors is the opportunity to ride surfboards, boards and buggies on the sand dunes around.

Located on the north coast of the country, Mancora is a small town where you can find some of the most beautiful beaches in Peru, stretching for miles along the Pacific coast. The city also offers its visitors great hotels, nightclubs and restaurants. The ocean waves are great for surfing and make Mancora a favorite destination for fans of this sport.

According to people familiar with the Amazon jungle in Peru is a much better destination for travelers than the Brazilian equatorial forest around Manaus, as the animal species are relatively the same, but the Peruvian jungle is in better condition. Iquitos is the best place to start your Amazon boat tour. Iquitos is the largest city in the world, which you can not reach by land.

The Nazca lines
The Nazca lines are located between the cities of Nazca and Palpa. They were created between 200 BC. and 700 AD. The figures are varied – some are simple straight lines, and others – stylized spiders, monkeys, fish, llamas, lizards and humans. The images are huge. They were discovered in 1920 when Peruvian airlines began flying from Lima to Arequipa. Nazca hotels and tour operators offer tours of the area by plane.

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