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New Drone laws in Mexico--Tourists can't use drones after 12/1/18

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I live in Jalisco Mexico and have been looking for the "new" law. Nothing has been added to the current drone laws. A new political administration just came into office...The rumors (based on a couple of newspaper articles) reflected the desires of the past administration and not the views of the current. But who knows...This is Mexico and it can go into effect tomorrow if the current politicians want it...Here are the govt. links.. Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes: 3.5 RPAS (Drones)
This one states the current rules...It stipulates you need to register drones. No one does because the penalty is a civil violation not criminal violation like the alleged new law that has not appeared as of yet. This is a searchable govt. site and you can search "RPAS". Of course, everything is in Spanish so turn on the translator.
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Vidvak

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First post but wanted to say that I’ve brought my Spark to Mazatlan twice now without any issue whatsoever. Packed in a case in my carry on I flew from Detroit>Dallas>Mazatlan last December and this past week from Detroit>Mexico City>Mazatlan. The first trip I cleared customs in Mazatlan no questions asked. This past trip our carry on ended up being checked in Detroit to save cabin space. I didn’t see the bag again until baggage claim in Mazatlan. I myself cleared customs in Mexico City so it wasn’t actually with me when I went through. I’m not actually sure how that situation was dealt with to be honest. But I just picked it up at Mazatlan baggage claim and that was it. Can’t say how it would be anywhere else but thought I’d share my experience.
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Interesting Forum thread. We are dealing with another country, and some of the less enlightened forum members think: -they can't read, they can't proclaim their own laws. -they are all a bunch of thieves, -they have no right to promote their own safety, import, tax rules....... On and on! If a Mexican was bringing his drone to the US, would you give him freedoms that even our own citizens don't have? That is essentially what some of you profess. The US has set up a set of rules and regulations for flying drones, not because it is some take your freedom away and charge you while doing so, but because a drone can be a dangerous object in the wrong hands. So, back to that Mexican citizen coming to visit the US, should he be appalled (like some of you are about Mexico), that the US wants him to pass a test, register his drone, pay taxes on it, if it is worth more than $XXX before he can fly it?
Wow! What kind of people are we?
 

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