Latest drone laws in Jamaica

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

Jamaica's Drone Regulations 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 recommended.
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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:

120 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.

Latest drone laws in Jamaica

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When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Jamaica  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

 jcivav@jcaa.gov.jm / +1 (876) 960-3948, 960-3965

Drone rules in Jamaica

General Drone Laws in Jamaica

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight.

– Max Allowed Altitude – 122 meters. 

– Max allowed distance to the drone – 500 meters. 

– Visual contact with the drone- during hall flight. 

– Distance to any crowd – at least 120 meters. 

– Distance to any person ( not involved in the drone flight ) – at least 50 meters. 

– Distance to any Airport – at least 5 kilometers. 

– Flying over private property without exclusive permission of its owner – is forbidden. 

– Flying at Night- is Forbidden.

– Fly only in good visibility and good weather conditions. 

– Flying in prohibited or restricted areas- is Forbidden. 

Conditions for Commercial flights in Jamaica

You need to have an Approval by the JCAA to perform commercial drone flight. To get this approval, you need to write to the JCAA. Here you can read the requirements of JCAA

We advise alwau check latest drone laws in Jamaica before perform a drone flight.

Some tourist travel tips for Jamaica

Sunny Jamaica has something to offer every adventurous tourist. Painted with beautiful cities, charming fishing villages, beautiful scenery and rich music and dance traditions that are a legacy of African culture – the island is one of the most magnificent Caribbean destinations, suitable for an unforgettable vacation for every taste.

If you want to experience the active cultural life in the country of reggae rhythms, visit the capital Kingston. Lovers of underwater adventures will be enchanted by the countless beautiful reefs on the island, suitable for diving – a magical place like this is the charming port city of Ocho Rios. The island also enjoys exotic, palm-fringed beaches – the most captivating are Treasure Beach and Frenchman’s Cove, located near the resort of Port Antonio.

Location

Located in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is part of the Greater Antilles archipelago. The country is located 190 km west of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and 140 km south of Cuba. The capital of the island nation is Kingston and is one of the largest ports in the world.

Population

Jamaica has a population of approximately 2,540,000. The first people to inhabit the island were the native Arawak Indians. When Columbus set foot on these lands in 1494, he declared the island a Spanish possession and gradually turned the local population into slaves. Most of them die from diseases brought by Europeans and the overwork they are subjected to. Then many Africans were brought in as slaves and now more than 90% of the population has African ancestors. Britain took control of the island in 1670 and it remained a British colony until 1962. Today the population consists of 96.1% Jamaicans, 2% Indians, 0.9% Chinese, 0.5%, English and others. The official language in the country is English.

National cuisine

Jamaican cuisine is famous for its spicy taste. Jamaicans like to cook the most meat, fish, rice and vegetables, and among the most used spices in the dishes is curry. Of the traditional local drinks, the most famous are liqueur and rum. The world-famous Tia Maria rum is made from the chocolate liqueur and the excellent coffee that grows in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

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