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Traveling to Jamaica

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CloudsNeverDie, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. CloudsNeverDie

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    I'm going on vacation to Jamaica in a couple of weeks, flying from the US. I'd like to take my Phantom 2 Vision Plus and get some awesome footage!

    But of course I'm worried I'll be stopped by Jamaican immigration or police.

    Anyone done this successfully?
     
  2. Andrew303

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    Don't think you should have issues. I'm in the Dominican Republic for work and no issues with customs.
     
  3. CloudsNeverDie

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    In case this information is useful to anyone else traveling to Jamaica - I had absolutely no problems on my trip. I carried the Phantom in a Cheerwing backpack with three batteries in Ziploc bags in the backpack. I got through TSA in the US without being stopped or asked any questions. On my way into Jamaica, I didn't get asked any questions or have my bags inspected by customs. On my way back, I put the backpack through the Xray machine at Montego Bay airport and they didn't bat an eyelid - the security staff did ask if I had a quadcopter and they were fascinated, so I showed the security staff a few videos, they were excited and very nice and professional about everything.

    I did fly around the resort I was staying at in Montego Bay. The staff were very friendly and cool about it, joking that I had to pay them money or leave my Phantom behind with them when I left ;) The other resort guests loved it too, and I got a round of applause whenever I landed.

    So I had no problems taking this kit to Jamaica, and I'd definitely do it again.

    Thanks Andrew for confirming there would be no issues!
     
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  4. hoosierdoc

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    Bump to see if this is still an easy thing to do. We're going in a few months and my Phantom 3 is shipping this week :)

    We will be staying in Negril at Beaches and I would love to get some footage of the area. I am fairly certain Hedo is less than 1.2 miles away :D (I kid... I kid...)
     
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