Drone regulations in Cameroon

To bring a drone to Cameroon, you need a permit from the aviation authority.

Also, every single drone flight in Cameroon must be approved. You submit your application directly to the Cameroon Aviation Authority:

Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority
Base Aérienne 101
BP: 6998 Yaounde
Phone: +237 222 30 30 90 / 222 30 26 62
Email: contact@ccaa.aero

You must submit your request at least 30 days in advance. The aviation authority then requests the Ministry of Defense and checks whether the conditions have been met.

Maximum altitude: In Cameroon, your drone must not ascend more than 120 meters above ground.

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: The use of multicopters in Cameroon is only allowed within sight. The maximum distance between the drone and pilot must not exceed 300 meters.

Compulsory insurance: No information available yet.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): No information found yet.

Distance to airports: At airports, a distance of 5.5 kilometers must be maintained.

Other safety distances: Your copter must always maintain a lateral distance of at least 15 meters to the following objects: Any structures such as buildings, vehicles, ships, animals and persons.

Drone bans: Drone flights are not allowed when there are many people in the area (such as demos, stadiums, markets).

Operating Hours: Drone flights can only be done between sunrise and sunset in right weather conditions.

Requirements for commercial pilots: Commercial pilots must follow the regulations described above.

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