Ban on importation of drones remains in place

 The public is advised that Government’s ban on the importation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones, remains in place until March 31, 2018.

In addition, a temporary exemption will be considered on a case by case basis for drones which are imported and exported immediately after usage.

This prohibition on drones, which took effect on April 1, 2016, was implemented to allow the authorities to complete a legal framework, which is now at an advanced stage, to govern the use of these devices and determine the number in operation in Barbados.   

Source: (SA/BGIS)

12 Responses to Ban on importation of drones remains in place

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn September 4, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Who Kay’s.

  2. Poster Man
    Poster Man September 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    so if they are banned how come we are seeing drone footage at party events and rally etc

  3. Arlington Andrews Farley
    Arlington Andrews Farley September 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Is there anything else that needs banning.?

  4. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt September 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Why the goverment ban drones ? B4 dum try to ban guns now i may never own one i got remote trucks n helicopter but no Drone

  5. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards September 4, 2017 at 11:01 pm


  6. Sean Chandler
    Sean Chandler September 4, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    No reason given as yet for the ban. Barbados continues to lose work to other caribbean countries based on this ban.

  7. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips September 5, 2017 at 12:04 am

    I completely agree with the ban…The only drones that should be flying is police drones. It is an invasion of privacy to have drones flying over people house. Some people toilets etc outside…Also those with criminal intent can use them to track the pokuce mivement and otger members of the community, stalk people etc. They should only be used for security reasons by police or lawful agencies because in the wrong hands it is a dangerous tool…

    • Concerned Citizen September 5, 2017 at 7:33 am

      The only people really concerned about drones in Barbados are the people doing illegal activities, (Drugs and Gun Smugglers) the wealthy/elitist who don’t want anyone to know what they are up to.. I have never seen an out-house which was not enclosed.. that is a poor excuse.. What are people doing in their yards that your next door neighbors can’t already see..? Funny how quickly it took for that ban to be enforced, but other needed legislation for the betterment of this country can take a lifetime to be implemented. When the wealthy want something done which may impact them or expose them, things happen quickly.. Anything that can be used for good, can be used for evil, still not a valid reason to take away a very useful tool from the people of this country.. the same drones can be used as added security to catch potential criminals without having to step foot outside.. STUPSE #FreeTheDronesNow

  8. Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma
    Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma September 5, 2017 at 12:10 am

    What’s the purpose of private drones?

    • Drone Hobbyist September 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Fun. It is recreation. Pure fun and excitement. Some people fish, others fly kites and others fly drones. Is there anything wrong with that? Also in response to that idiotic comment about invasion of privacy, this is the 21st century. If your neighbor or anyone else wants to monitor on you in a clandestine manner, a drone is really not the object of choice. Well not the ones that your average neighbor and citizen would purchase anyway. There are cheaper and more covert gadgets that would accomplish this sinister plan and which people are already using, so you had better cover up!!! What hasn’t been addressed in the article, however, is what is the status of drones already here in the country or those being used for recreational purposes. This is a more pertinent issue which should be clarified.


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