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TTPS: No drones in Port of Spain for Carnival

The public is reminded that the use of camera drones in Port of Spain and other no-fly zones is prohibited.

In a statement, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said that the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority has designated specific no-fly zones as per Regulation 19 of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulations for general drone operators.

The no-fly zones are Port of Spain, Chaguaramas, Caroni, Point-a-Pierre, Point Lisas, Point Fortin and Galeota areas.

Additionally, drones are not to be operated:

- Within five kilometres of any manned aircraft operation including the boundary of any airport

- Within two kilometres of any helipad, at an altitude of over 400 feet, over any crowded area or over any public event.

The TTPS said it will be deploying law enforcement drones throughout the country with a 'significant saturation' over Port of Spain and environs to assist with safety and security for the Carnival period.

"Members of the TTPS Air Support Unit will be paying special attention to errant use of drones and all necessary steps will be taken to safeguard the public, especially where drones create a hazard with respect to public safety or to any aircraft (including law enforcement drones)," the police service said. 

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