DroneMate is a regularly updated map of the recreational drone laws for every country in the world. The information is pulled from official sources and contacts so you know where you can fly, the rules to abide by, and the places where you should leave your drone at home. DroneMate can save you time, money, and hassle at customs as many countries (even major tourist destinations) won’t let you bring a drone into the country. The map is available offline so you don’t need an Internet connection to use DroneMate when you’re traveling.
DroneMate tells you where it’s free to fly, where you need to register, and countries where recreational drone use is prohibited. All of the specific legalities are listed in the details view for each country. The information is pulled from official sources – there is a lot of misinformation about drone rules and laws floating online – plus DroneMate has a user comment system where travelers can add their experiences droning, importing, and dealing with authorities in each specific country.
Below is the key for DroneMate, whose icons indicate whether recreational drone use is generally allowed, limited, or prohibited.
Drone use is generally allowed.
Drone use is limited or requires cumbersome registration or authorization.
Drone use is prohibited or highly restricted.
No data or specific drone laws have been defined.
Indicates the comment with the highest rating based on feedback from other users.
Continually Updated From Official Sources
DroneMate is updated regularly in real-time with information obtained from a number of official sources.
DroneMate has a user comment system where travelers can add their experiences droning, importing, and dealing with authorities in each specific country. The comments are useful in situations where the authorities themselves are confused or unaware of the laws, non-common situations, and other anecdotes that can help other travelers.
DroneMate only covers recreational, not commercial, drone use and ultimately you’re responsible for knowing and following the right rules. The goal of DroneMate is to put the proper drone rules in one place, provide you with the appropriate contacts if registration is required, and save you from the hassle of drone confiscation or problems at customs around the world.
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