Latest Drone Laws in Vanuatu

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

Vanuatu'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:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from the Airports.

Drone Laws in Vanuatu


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Vanuatu 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 / +678 22 819

Latest Drone Regulations in Vanuatu

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 Vanuatu listed bellow.

In Vanuatu, there are some specific rules for foreigners.

 – Before entering Vanuatu you have to register your drone. Your drone will be checked by Customs. To register your drone, you can visit the official web page of CAAV.

 – Before register your drone, you need to get a RPAS ( Aviation Reference Number (RARN). Once you get the RPAS then you can proceed to get register your drone. 

 – Drone pilots must be at least 16 years old. 

General Drone Laws in Vanuatu

 – Always give way to the manned aircraft. 

 – Max allowed altitude – 120 meters. 

 – Distance to Airports or Airfields- at least 4 kilometers. 

 – You have to keep the VLOS (Visual Line Of Sight) during the entire flight.  

 – Fly only in Day time with good weather conditions and clear visibility.   

 – Flying at night – is forbidden. 

 – Flying in Restricted areas or military areas- is forbidden. 

 – Flying over people without their permit – is forbidden. 

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

For more information on Vanuatu’s drone laws, see this page on the CAAV website.

Some tourist travel tips for Vanuatu

This is a country located very close to Australia, which is located on the islands of New Hybrids. The islands were originally inhabited by Melanesians. The first European to set foot on these lands was the Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernandez de Chiros, who gave the name Australia del Espiritu Santo (translated as Southern Land of the Holy Spirit). 74 years ago, the islands ceased to be a joint possession of Britain and France and were renamed the Republic of Vanuatu.
One of the most interesting sights there is the National Museum of Vanuatu in the capital Port Vila. There you can see traditional artifacts, bangs, mussel jewelry.
If you visit it you will have the opportunity to paint with sand and watch demonstrations with traditional instruments. Another place worth seeing is the active volcano Yasur, on the island of Tana. It impresses with its impressive beauty and fiery colors. The other beautiful place is the Millennium Cave. It is located 15 km from the second-largest city in Vanuatu – Luganville. The experience includes crossing a bamboo bridge, climbing, contact with nature – beautiful rainforests and overgrown areas

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