My Drone Got Taken At Customs – Full Story with DJI Mavic Pro

My Drone Got Taken At Customs – Full Story with DJI Mavic Pro

My DJI Mavic Pro Drone got taken at customs when trying to enter Nicaragua. When leaving I got it back but it was as easy as it was supposed to be…

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50 Comments

  1. Zeze Zeze on July 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Dismount it, then put it back at your destination, if you really want it. DONE

  2. RAPA Ent. on July 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Wow… Sorry to hear about your proble back then. I’m going to Curacao and Aruba in March of 2022. I have my paper/registration for Curacao which only took a day through emails. As for Aruba, I had to tell them where and times of flying which was the easy part. The bad is that you need to have an Aruba local cell number for the control tower in case they have to get ahold of you. You can rent one there for the day or week but, it takes a day or two after you receive that phone and number before you get your paperwork. Hopefully, I won’t be faced with some unforeseeable tax and/or charge to fly. Thanks for reporting this. 👍😊

  3. victor fuentes on July 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    How about Guatemala? If don’t mind asking you

  4. My BiNational Life on July 23, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    My wife is from Nicaragua and what you’re saying is so true! While visiting her during the holiday season, customs tried to charge me tax on my Canon 80D with which I had entered the country several times before without incident. I pitched a fit and they let me go. It was then that I decided never to travel there in November through January.

  5. Allison Wang on July 23, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Lool

  6. Murat Cehreli on July 23, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks man! Your video helps a lot. 👍

  7. fogs on July 23, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Note to self never go to Nicaragua

  8. Michael Monnin on July 23, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Seems to me there seems to be someone who only has right for aerial photography and videography.

  9. derekmcgoldrick on July 23, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    There are some real crooks at customs in every country.

  10. Vanessa Mills on July 23, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Just got my drone confiscated at the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize. I had broken my other one in Mexico and have been traveling overland, so I ordered one and had my brother fly with it to BZE, I didn’t realize I have to have a permit and that you have to be working for a company with a letter of authorization for the type of video and photography you’ll be doing. We’ll see how much it will cost to get it back on Friday, or if they’ll let me have it since I’m traveling through all of Central and South America by car. Might be easier to get it shipped somewhere else that allows drone flying or just send it back to the USA.

  11. Moises Ortiz on July 23, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    went to Africa twice and no problem. went on a cruise in the states, they took it away lol

  12. Stock_RX19 on July 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Im traveling to greece summer anyone here had travel with their mavic i will appreciate its my first time. United and coming back through Air Canada

  13. Tom Lam on July 23, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Does drone allow anywhere in Mexico? Where can I find the information? Thank you

  14. robopam on July 23, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Text book 3rd world corruption, but sure, let them flood in here.

  15. Tahsin Hussain on July 23, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Can someone bring their used small Mavic Mini Drone (weight under 249 gm) in their carry on cabin luggage to Bangladesh?

  16. Dii Kwadd on July 23, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    That is the best news I’ve heard in ages. All these assholes with the
    drones thinking the other tourists love them buzzing around. I hope
    they take them all.

  17. Espace Privé Media on July 23, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    "I had to do a little research", you should have end up the video here. Period.

  18. DronePsyche on July 23, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    The whole effing planet is corrupt.

  19. Different Pictures on July 23, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Your experience is simliar to me that happen in India! Gosh these stupid f**kers country just went primitive to their maximum. Just let people do what they wanna do with their stufs. Plus, Dji has a limit so i don’t see any problems you stupid primitive corrupted countries!!!!!!!!!

  20. حوده و نوده on July 23, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I believe Egypt 🇪🇬 is in the same situation

  21. Sensatious Hiatus on July 23, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Ridiculous.

  22. Garth Donovan on July 23, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    In travelling you put your self’s at risk with your western lefty’s idealism thinking it’s not fair .life is not fair better to come to that realisation first

  23. victor fuentes on July 23, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Any problems with the mavic mini drone in Guatemala? Or any information…

  24. BLUE Lawin on July 23, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Mine is I once passed in airport in Europe and my wallet was on my pocket and I was told to pass it on airport scanner,. It took a seconds late before it enter on the scanner I look it back, one NEGRO lady delayed it, I can’t go back because I was being search on my body by other security.. I didn’t count my money how much I have but I know I lost 200 dollars on it.. So next time if they told you to scan your money take your money and let your wallet enter on scanner.

  25. Chandra Shekar on July 23, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Stupid money makin ways …

  26. A-Real productions on July 23, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Who come up with these rules in Nicaragua? Don’t they like people taking beautiful drone footages n make others wanting to travel to Nicaragua? The country will benefit from these drone videos for free dont they? R they that thick? Or they have secret gov projects going on?

  27. Doug Kinney on July 23, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Are you really that stupid? And, you want us to feel sorry for you because you were too lazy to see if you can bring in a drone. They should have detained you – forever – in the gulag.

  28. Alexander on July 23, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Ship in pieces and have one of a kind footage.

  29. AK 47 on July 23, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Are drones allowed through pakistan airport

  30. Felix Stein on July 23, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Watching this made me a big worry, just got my hands on a Mavic Pro II a few weeks ago and wanted to bring that to a trip for two weeks in South America where I will follow a bigger artist. Wanted to used the drone footage as extra eye candy. Anyone got experience with Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia? Thanks in advance!

  31. Epic Mazta on July 23, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Come to Dominican Republic, Drones are Legal to flight here and the rules are similar to USA and Canada.

  32. Daniel Perichi on July 23, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I went to ecuador, belize and mexico and i’ve never had to pay to get my drone in

  33. Michael Monnin on July 23, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Domestically, I wanted to fly my drone on the Biltmore Estate. Drones are not permitted. Cannot pay a daily fee. Security will confiscate it.

  34. Chris Halton on July 23, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I got my Mavic Mini in December and like most people probably do, I just wanted to get it out and fly it; especially as this is my first drone. Since then I have flown in Spain and wanted to fly it in Italy but I did do some research prior to leaving and decided that it was just too risky to chance it and so left it at home. I am a pilot by trade and it is such a shame that I can’t be trusted not to do something silly with it, but understand that errors and malfunctions do take place. I have slowly learnt over the last couple of months to check the weather, check the rules, and just generally be cautious of other people that might be around. Sound advice all round.

  35. enchodus on July 23, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Drones are illegal in very few primitive countries in the world mostly in the middle east and Africa.

  36. KATHY WEIGEL HI-LO PHOTO &VIDEO on July 23, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Customs charged me for my nauticam housing even though legally it’s regarded as an “attachment”. They’re so corrupt and ignorant of their own laws.

  37. anthony luna gonzalez on July 23, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    In mexico is also the same ..there more strict now to fly…

  38. Flwoods1 on July 23, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    So far, flying in and out of Asia, no problems at all. Manilka, Cebu, Hong Kong, Seoul…

  39. James Agnew on July 23, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for the info.

  40. Max Suarez on July 23, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Unfortunately the Latam countries are full of corruption and lack of drone regulations and in the case of countries with left ideologies as Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cuba feel drones are considered as a risk for "homeland security", even in Mexico police has seen (or realized?) on drone users as a mine for getting easy money by forcing them to pay bribes (I know it bcause I live in Mexico)…but you need to know that if a police officer try to arrest you could ask to see the specific law and in case they argue that there is an accusing party, this accusing one must also appear before the judge, however, as of today there are no fines established for flying a drone and if there were, they can only be applied by the federal authority

  41. Peter Guava on July 23, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    come to Costa Rica. very little rules flying a drone here

  42. Vinh Le on July 23, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    My story when I travel to Vietnam from America is: the Saigon international airport custom let me in with the drone, no problem. I flew from Saigon to Da Nang with the drone: no problem. I flew from Danang to Bangkok: fine.
    I flew from Bangkok to Da Lat City, landed on a small airport. They took my drone. They said I have 30 days to take pick it up or they’ll take it.
    The problem is I have to fly out to Thailand again to be able to get the drone back.
    My schedule is back to Saigon, then fly back to USA from there.
    What I had to do was: buying ticket from Da Lat city to Bangkok so I can get the drone, then fly back to Saigon the same day, then fly back to US the same day.
    Same country, same laws, law enforcement do what they feel like doing.

  43. Jimmy D on July 23, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    So… NOT going there!

  44. Bella Blue Skies LLC Professional Services on July 23, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I took mine to Jamaica and called to see if it was ok. I was worried they would stop me due to the batteries.

  45. Gary Bridger on July 23, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for that well worth knowing

  46. Kevin in Paradise on July 23, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you for the info

  47. Dominic Bustamante on July 23, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Jeven, I traveled from Houston to Istanbul Jan 6 2020. When I got there 7 Jan my whole bag was missing , When I got my bag back 1 day later there was a Plastic seal on it so i got Airport security to open it. I went through my bag and my Mavic Air was missing , NOT the Remote . I made a claim . a week later Turkish Airlines says Customs has it. I got with Customs .. they say BS. you Checked it into Turk Airlines. They have it . I called the Airport security. They say thats a Airline Issue. I called the cops. (Houston Police Dept). and all they could do is take the serial Number. any Thoughts?

  48. JUSTWATCH VLOGS on July 23, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Mavic pro 40.00

  49. LetsPlayGrey on July 23, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    thanks for this! i honestly can’t stand when people take advantage and charge us out the behind for "storage fees" etc. it’s all SO corrupt.

  50. P W on July 23, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Can you specifically tell me this, does it make a difference if it’s in your CARRY ON or CHECKED BAG? Are they x-raying checked bags and confronting you or just your carry on?

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