Latest Drone Rules in Seychelles

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

Seychelles's Drone Regulation Overview:

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Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.
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Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.
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Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is required.
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Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.
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Does the drone need a badge?

Recommended
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Maximum Altitude:

60 meters
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Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.
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Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Arports.

Drone Rules in Seychelles

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When you decide to travel and fly your drone in  Seychelles 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

Contacts

secretariat@scaa.sc / +248 384 011

Latest Drone Rules in Seychelles

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 rules in Seychelles listed bellow.

General Drone Rules in Seychelles

  – Drones under 7 kilograms can fly without any approval by the SCAA.

  – Drones over 7 kilograms have to get approval by the SCAA.  

 – Distance to any Airfields or Airport – at least 15 kilometers. Because of the small size of the Seychelles that practically means there are very few allowed places. 

  – You have to keep the VLOS – Visual Line Of Sight.

  – Only daytime flights are allowed. Flying at night is forbidden. 

  – Max allowed altitude – 60 meters above the ground. 

  – Drone Insurance – Required. 

  – Distance to any crowds, roads, or populated areas- at least 150 meters.

  – Distance to people – at least 50 meters. 

Some tourist travel tips for Seychelles

Top sights of Seychelles

Seychelles is a group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, located between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator, east of Africa.
Seychelles Islands
The largest and most populated islands, part of the so-called “Inner Islands” – Mahe, Praline, Silhouette, and La Digue are made of granite rocks.

Most of the “Outer Islands” are of coral origin. Travel from Mahe to Praline and La Digue is by ferry, which has a precise schedule and works as public transport.
Mahe
The population is about 80,000, with 90% concentrated on the island of Mahe. In its history, Seychelles was a French and then a British colony, and is now a republic. Nowadays, the influence of the French is very strong, from the cuisine to the language (Creole-dialect French), and of the English, only the left movement remains.

The climate of Seychelles is tropical, divided into two seasons.
The northwestern monsoon blows from October to March. From May to September the southeastern monsoon blows, which wears in cool and windy weather.
The best time to visit the islands are March-May and September-November.

If you imagined Seychelles with palm trees on the beach, sunbeds, beach bars, “all-inclusive” in the Dominican style – you are mistaken.
Seychelles has its wild, untamed beauty. The jungle rules the islands and people lead a nature-friendly lifestyle. Here one needs a few things to survive. A swimsuit and a T-shirt on your back are enough.
The locals do not look for luxury and live a simple, free, and happy life.

1. The beaches of La Digue Island – Exotic, beautiful, wild free spaces. The warm, clear azure blue water is full of life. Granite rocks protrude into the ocean with bizarre shapes. The shade of the trees makes umbrellas unnecessary, and the white sand never gets hot.
One of the beaches of La Digue

The island of La Digue is less habitable than Mahe and Praline, but undoubtedly very beautiful. Here cars are rare, and the movement is by wheels or carts pulled by cows (these are local taxis).
The coconut processing factory is also interesting, as absolutely everything is utilized from the coconut palm.

You can see and touch a giant tortoise, the population of which on one of the coral islands is the largest in the world. Admission of people there is extremely limited so as not to disturb the turtles.
Diving – Whether in the Marine Park or on any of the beaches with coral reefs, just a snorkel or scuba diving and oxygen bottles, diving will give you incredible pleasure.

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