Latest Drone Laws in Uruguay

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

Uruguay's Drone Regulation Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

Yes, it is required.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, with conditioins.

Does the drone need a badge?

Yes, it is required.

Maximum Altitude:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from the Airports.

Main Drone Laws in Uruguay


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

Main responsive authorities

Contacts / + 598 2 604 0408 ext. 4225

Latest Drone Laws in Uruguay

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 laws in Uruguay listed bellow.

General Drone Rules in Uruguay

 – Max allowed Altitude – 120 meters. 

 – Always keep the VLOS ( Visual Line Of Sight)

 – Flying near Airports or Airfields- is forbidden. 

 – Flying in prohibited airspaces or restricted areas – is forbidden. 

 – Flying over people or crowds- is forbidden. 

 – Drones under 25 kilograms do not need to be registered with the DINACIA. 

 – For Commercial drone flights – you need to have Aeronautical insurance or Liability Insurance. Additionally, you need to have a permit. For registration – you can see this form

For more information on Drone laws in Uruguay, you can visit this web page or the NINACIA official web page here.  

If you are interested in different drone shooting techniques- you may want to read our article on Tiny Planet – how to do it. 


Some tourist travel tips for Uruguay

Uruguay is a country in the southeastern part of South America, located on the Atlantic coast. The country borders Brazil and Argentina, so it is not surprising that it has a special influence on Latin American culture. Most of the sights are directly related to the Uruguayan city of Montevideo, which surprises with its history and impeccable ancient architecture. Tourists wishing to visit Uruguay can enjoy the buildings of the colonial era and the beautiful nature. Not surprisingly, Uruguay will give an unforgettable experience.
Salvo Palace is one of the most dignified buildings in Montevideo. The palace building was built in 1927 with the participation of a talented Italian architect Mario Palanti. After successful construction, the palace was bought. brothers, the building was supposed to be for the hotel, but this plan was not promising. As a result, the premises are given for private apartments and office premises. Salvo Palace is located in the old part of Montevideo or rather on Independence Square.

Casapueblo is a worthy landmark located 12 km from Punta del Este. The ancient house, which is one of the most famous symbols of Uruguay, is located right on the shores of a picturesque bay. Casapueblo has an unusual architectural style that includes various elegant elements. This architectural monument was created in the 60s and it is assumed that the landmark will serve the people of Uruguay. Today, Casapueblo has a museum center, art gallery, and hotel.

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