Drone laws in Mexico

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

Drone Regulations in Mexico 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 metters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Drone laws in Mexico


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

Main responsive authorities


gobmx@funcionpublica.gob.mx / +52 5 687 7660

Latest Drone laws in Mexico:

Main Drone Laws in Mexico

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

 – Every drone over 250 grams need to be registered with the DGCA. For made registration, you need to have Official ID witch prove that you are a Mexican citizen. So this Registration is forbidden for foreigners. Full information about this Registration – you can find here.
 – All flights must be performed in Daytime.
 – Max high of the flights – 120 meters.
 – Flying over people and animals – is Forbidden.
 – Old historical cities ( like Chichen Itza) are forbidden for fights.
 – Keep visual eye contact during hall flight.
 – Distance to any Aerodrome – 9.2 km.
 – Do not fly with maximum operating speed.
 – You are responsive for any dropped things from your drone that can damage some people or property.
 – Each Hotel or Resort have own Drone policies- so ask and search information for this at the receptions.

Areas, museums and monuments – for made photos or videos there, you need to have Authorization from INAH ( National Institute of Anthropology and History). Additional there is a Fee when shooting in these areas.

Applying for Permission requests:
– Script, storyboard or sketch.
– Application form INAH-01-001.
Description of your project in written document witch must be completed at one of the INAH offices.
Here you can find exact information.

For getting Drone operator's License - you need to:

 – Be over 18 years Old.
 – Be born in Mexico.
 – Have a High school Diploma.
 – Be healthy.
 – Provide your Military release Card.

Here you can read full information and legal regulations for get License by the Mexican government – on this official document ( PDF).

We advise you read and check always the latest information, conditions and drone laws in Mexico, before perform a drone flight.

Some tourist travel tips for Mexico

Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for American tourists, but it is also intriguing for us Europeans. And that is understandable because Mexico has a lot to offer – from the fine sands of the Caribbean and along the Pacific coast through its gold mines and colourful cities to the spicy dishes and color of the local population.

Mexico is not only a beautiful, naturally and culturally rich country. It is easily accessible and provides a wide range of options for almost any budget. Here are some of Mexico’s top places where you can enjoy the sights, nature and relaxation.

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres

If you want the sun, the beach, the ocean, Cancun and the surroundings are your destination. According to international charts and sources, over 3 million visitors enjoy the Mexican sun every year across these latitudes. In the state of Quintana Ro almost everything is focused on water sports such as water skiing, diving, surfing.

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Mexico City

More than 12 million tourists visit Mexico City annually to discover art, culture, shopping, recreation, delicious food, warm people. The city is located in a lively and central place and anyone can find something for themselves in it: historic buildings, museums, art and art galleries, parks, gardens, gourmet restaurants, world-class hotels, restaurants, bars… Some of the most The most popular landmarks are the colonial quarter of San Angel and the Teotikuquan Archaeological Site, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The capital of Mexico enjoys a year-round calendar of cultural events – music, dance, film festivals, exhibitions, fairs and exhibitions.

Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit

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