You are welcome with your UAV in Uganda.


To fly in Uganda with your drone, you need an import permit. You must submit this application three months in advance.

If you do not have this import license, your drone will be confiscated at the border, and you can get it back when you leave the country

(only if you  leave from same airport again).


You also need permission for each flight from various departments, including the Ministry of Defense (Uganda). During the flights you have to be in constant communication with the Traffic Control of the nearest airport. It is therefore almost impossible to fly a drone in Uganda.

Advice: Leave it at home and enjoy it from the ground.


We have searched for a number of hours on the internet where you have to apply for the import license, but there is nowhere to find a link. If someone does find it, please let us know by e-mail.


Maximum take-off weight: No limit

Maximum hight: 120 meters / 393 ft.

Maximum horizontal distance: In builded areas 450 meter (1,476 ft) , outside builded areas 750 meter (2,460 ft).

Insurance: Not known

Minimum age: 

Distance Airports / Heliports: 5 km / 3.18 mi.

Night flights:  Prohibited

Prohibited: not in the neighborhood of military , ships,  people, animals, government buildings, beaches.


Useful link: Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA)

Contact information: / +256 41352000