150m max height
Don't fly over crowds
Don't fly near airports
Only line of sight
All Drone Laws in Brazil for 2020 (Ultimate Guide)
This is a guide for Brazil drone laws in 2020 (updated every year) where you'll get a clue about what you can or shouldn't do while flying and travelling through this country.
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Can I fly my drone in Brazil?
Yes, drones are legal in Brazil. The body tasked with overseeing the operation and regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles in Brazil is the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). The publication of regulations back in 2017, authorized the use of drones for civilian operations.
Who do I contact?
For the latest information and updates on drone flying in Brazil visit the Brazilian Civil Aviation Office.
- For information on registration of drones email@example.com
- Telephone (+32)022774307
N/B Offices are open round the clock
What are the drone rules in Brazil
Brazil regulates the use of both recreational (hobby) drones and commercial drones with strict rules. Here is an outlay of the laws.
How can I register my drone in Brazil
Any drone above 250 g has to be registered in Brazil. The age limit for such drones is 18 and can you must have third party insurance.
Can I fly a drone in Brazil without having it registered?
As a foreigner, who intends to fly their drone higher than the 122 m limit, or exceed the 250 g weight category, it would be prudent if you fill this form before you arrive in Brazil. In about 15 days or so, your application will have been processed.
How to get drone airworthiness certificate in Brazil (CAER)
A commercial drone user using a UAV exceeding 25 Kg needs the authorization from ANAC to operate their aircraft. The CAER certificate is issued before you purchase the drone to ensure you are capable of handling yourself with the drone.
Can I bring my drone to Brazil?
Going by published ANAC rules on drone use, there are no restrictions on bringing drones to Brazil. However, it must be only one. Check with your airline and confirm its drone storage policy prior to takeoff.
What are the restricted areas for flying drones in Brazil?
As of now, we haven’t heard of any no-fly zones of drones emanating from Brazil. Back in 2016, however, drone maker DJI partnered with Brazilian authorities and the military to safeguard the airspace during the athletic events.
Can I be penalized for flying a drone illegally in Brazil?
If you happen to breach the laws, why not? The penalties are either a fine or imprisonment. Brazil is a large country offering isolated flying sites on some of the coastal beaches or the country’s interior. Keep off the cities as they often land people into trouble one way or the other.
What are my top drones to fly safely in Brazil?
My following two recommendations are 2 great compact drones that are quite silent and also small enough to travel with and not stand out as annoying.
1.Dji Mavic Mini - The best international travel drone (under 250g)
2.Dji Mavic Air 2 - My favorite drone overall
DJI lowered it's price since it was first released.