Drone regulation in Cuba

Already several requests to the Cuban Embassy and the Cuban Tourist Office have shown that the import of drones to Cuba is unfortunately not allowed. Upon entry, the multicopter is confiscated at the airport. You can get your drone back on leaving the country if you pay a hefty penalty.

Background of the import ban is probably the fear that spy technology could be smuggled into the country with the drone. However, the use of drones is allowed in Cuba. So you could try renting a drone after you arrive in the country to take aerial photographs. In Havana, there should be companies that offer this service.

Another way to film great videos in the country despite import ban is to use a DJI OSMO handheld gimbal. So you can also capture wonderful footage from the ground.

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Cuba to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Cuba!