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. Gary Bridger on August 4, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for that well worth knowing

  2. Nicolas Sanchez on August 4, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    If you were so perfect, And not corrupt yourselfyourself. You would’ve told him the correct price. That makes you just as corrupt as they are.You can’t fly a drone in United States America without it being registered if it’s over a certain weight. Stop lying and blaming others. Didn’t you see President Bush funeral last week Oh you didn’t listen to the eulogy.

  3. P Woods on August 4, 2021 at 9:29 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?

  4. Bella Blue Skies LLC Professional Services on August 4, 2021 at 9:29 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.

  5. Dominic Bustamante on August 4, 2021 at 9:30 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?

  6. Alexander on August 4, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Ship in pieces and have one of a kind footage.

  7. Epic Mazta on August 4, 2021 at 9:33 pm

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

  8. anthony luna gonzalez on August 4, 2021 at 9:34 pm

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

  9. Moises Ortiz on August 4, 2021 at 9:36 pm

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

  10. Allison Wang on August 4, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Lool

  11. Chris Halton on August 4, 2021 at 9:38 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.

  12. Daniel Perichi on August 4, 2021 at 9:39 pm

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

  13. DronePsyche on August 4, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    The whole effing planet is corrupt.

  14. Doug Kinney on August 4, 2021 at 9:41 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.

  15. BLUE Lawin on August 4, 2021 at 9:42 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.

  16. Murat Cehreli on August 4, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks man! Your video helps a lot. 👍

  17. Michael Monnin on August 4, 2021 at 9:45 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.

  18. fogs on August 4, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Note to self never go to Nicaragua

  19. Garth Donovan on August 4, 2021 at 9:46 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

  20. Mahesh Walatara on August 4, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Biggest Drug Producing country in the world don’t want drones?

  21. derekmcgoldrick on August 4, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    There are some real crooks at customs in every country.

  22. flwoods1 on August 4, 2021 at 9:49 pm

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

  23. victor fuentes on August 4, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    How about Guatemala? If don’t mind asking you

  24. JUSTWATCH VLOGS on August 4, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Mavic pro 40.00

  25. AidEyaah Lifestyle on August 4, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Hey, im going bangkok, thailand next week. Can i know if i can bring and flight my spark along for memorable footage ?

  26. Jimmy D on August 4, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    So… NOT going there!

  27. victor fuentes on August 4, 2021 at 9:52 pm

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

  28. Geremy Grey on August 4, 2021 at 9:53 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.

  29. Different Pictures on August 4, 2021 at 9:58 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!!!!!!!!!

  30. enchodus on August 4, 2021 at 9:58 pm

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

  31. David Hamada on August 4, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    I believe Egypt 🇪🇬 is in the same situation

  32. Michael Monnin on August 4, 2021 at 10:01 pm

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

  33. Prasad Padmasanka on August 4, 2021 at 10:06 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?

  34. Kevin in Paradise on August 4, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you for the info

  35. Vinh Le on August 4, 2021 at 10:07 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.

  36. James Agnew on August 4, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for the info.

  37. Zeze Zeze on August 4, 2021 at 10:10 pm

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

  38. Vanessa Mills on August 4, 2021 at 10:11 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.

  39. Chandra Shekar on August 4, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Stupid money makin ways …

  40. Já John on August 4, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Cool video about DR & Mexico? What are rules to bring a drone like marvik pro?

  41. Espace Privé Media on August 4, 2021 at 10:14 pm

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

  42. Felix Stein on August 4, 2021 at 10:15 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!

  43. My BiNational Life on August 4, 2021 at 10:17 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.

  44. Sensatious Hiatus on August 4, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Ridiculous.

  45. Dii Kwadd on August 4, 2021 at 10:20 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.

  46. Frank Torres on August 4, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    My wife and I are planning to go to Mexico and China I was wondering what to do ?

  47. robopam on August 4, 2021 at 10:21 pm

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

  48. Corrina Larson on August 4, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Hi thank you for your video!
    I am leaving to Thailand and I am wanting to bring my Mavic pro with me. I do not have the permit to fly it there and I know you have to do it far in advance; however, I wasn’t aware of these rules until recently and I believe its to late to do so… did you have troubles flying your drone in thailand? I saw that you mentioned you didn’t have trouble with customs bringing it in but Did you have a permit to fly there or were you able to get permission at a police station? Any feedback would be much appreciated! Thank you!

  49. Stock_RX19 on August 4, 2021 at 10:23 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

  50. captainkanji1 on August 4, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Moral of the story: know the laws of countries you are visiting.

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