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Drones in Uganda

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by CodyR, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. CodyR

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    Greetings Fellow Flyers,

    I am heading to Uganda in May to film a missionary group traveling the country. Naturally, I would really like to bring my Phantom 3 with me. However, I am reading A LOT of mixed reports about doing so. Few sites say they are banned and illegal as of Feb 2015, but I have seen a lot of recent videos taken with drones in Uganda. Only a few weeks and months ago. Really need a clear answer before committing my phantom to customs gods.

    Reason I'm leary. This February I travelled to Nicaragua and got my drone confiscated at customs for 4 days. I would really like to avoid doing that again.....

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Azur

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    Just ask the embassy where you are in. They will answer you. Thanks G


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  3. Mbwana

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    CodyR - did you end up taking your drone to Uganda and flying it? I am based in Tanzania and curious


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  4. ElGuapo

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    CodyR - did you end up taking your drone to Uganda and flying it?
     
  5. LurkingVariable

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    Has anyone been lately? Looking to go next month...
     
  6. slacy

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    I am heading to Uganda in 2 weeks. I am going to call the embassy next week to see if I need to leave my P3 at home.
     
  7. LurkingVariable

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    Got back a few weeks ago, didn't have any problems, got great shots. You'll be an instant mini-celebrity! When you need to concentrate on flying, try to stay hidden so you don't get mobbed. The only possible concern is when you go through screening at the airport as they flag some folks for X-rays... just walk towards the right side and look straight ahead! Good luck mzungu!
     
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    Did you carry it on or put it with your luggage?
     
  9. ElGuapo

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    I'm interested please me know, we are trying to decide to between Sri Lanka and Ugunda. I'm leaning towards Uganda, the wife is leaning towards Sri Lanka.
     
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