You are welcome with your UAV in the Bahamas, and this is really the place to be for you (and your UAV)


Maximum take-off weight: No limit

Maximum hight: 150 meters / 492 ft

Maximum horizontal distance:  The Drone pilot must hold visual contact with the drone. 

Minimum Age: 

Insurance: Not known, but always recommended

Distance Airports / Heliports: 7 km / 4.6 mi.

Night flights:  Prohibited

Prohibited: Not above buildings, people, animals, beaches, sunbading people, government buildings, jail,  soccerstadiums. 


Permit is obligated for everybody in the Bahamas 


Contact Gregory Edwards (contact details below)

He is doing all the paperwork, what does he need to know: 

  • Date of arrival and departure
  • UAV model and serial number
  • A copy of your FAA approval or other drone certificate from your own country.


After approval, you get a email with a "letter of issuance", this is valid for 30 days from arrival date. Keep this in hand when you

are entering the Bahamas


You can also Click for more information.


Contact details Gregory Edwards:

Gregory Edwards
Aviation Safety Inspector
Bahamas Civil Aviation Department
2nd Floor J.L Center Bldg , Blake Rd
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 1 242 397 4700 Ext. 4760