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alth workers and delivers them from its ld-chain distribution centre. The drones fly er a radius of 80 kilometres. The regulations passed in January repealed liability insurance of at least $1 million for mmercial drone operators. It is now set $928 and about $1,160 for third party for mmercial drones. Businesses offering drone services are now ven Remote Operator’s Certificate by the iation authority, costing about $58 for daily erations. They are also required to have a lot’s licence and a medical certificate inditing that they are fit to fly a drone. Night flight for drones is still illegal, but n be considered under special circumstances if a request is made to the civil aviation authority.
Drone owners are also barred from flying near radar sites, high-tension cables and communication masts, highways, stadiums, prisons, police stations, military barracks, law courts and crime scenes.
Investors in drone services stand to benefit from Rwanda’s incentives offered in its 2015 Investment Code, while a budding drone-services-sector would fit well in Rwanda’s target to become a knowledge-based economy and middle-income economy by 2020. Under the Smart Rwanda Master Plan 2020, government intends to attract investments of at least $1 billion in ICT.