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Traveling to Cancun Question 2018
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Shadowspy
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Because of the issues I have read about in regards to traveling to Cancun Mexico with a DJI Mavic Pro...

1) can someone explain any recent issues

2) are they imposing VAT taxes? If so, paid in cash or credit card?

3) and last... If I present customs with a Pawn Store purchase receipt of a used Mavic in the amount of $480 would this minimize the problems?

Please add anything else that may assist in my travels on January 23, 2018

Thanks in advance!!!!
2018-1-7
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JRH23
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I am taking a trip to Cancun as well and debating whether it is worth it to take my Mavic or not. I have heard about those VAT taxes but searching google doesn't seem like many people have experienced them. I'm staying at the hotel strip and fear it may be too crowded to fly anyway. Plus I never flew outside the USA before.

Let me know what you find out though! It sure would be some awesome footage down there with the clear blue water.
2018-1-8
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M Stuart K
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JRH23 Posted at 2018-1-8 18:45
I am taking a trip to Cancun as well and debating whether it is worth it to take my Mavic or not. I have heard about those VAT taxes but searching google doesn't seem like many people have experienced them. I'm staying at the hotel strip and fear it may be too crowded to fly anyway. Plus I never flew outside the USA before.

Let me know what you find out though! It sure would be some awesome footage down there with the clear blue water.

I vacationed in Cancun a few months ago.  I flew my drone just about everywhere I wanted, wth the exception of the ruins of course.  Regarding customs; not a single issue or even a question about the mavic.  
2018-1-9
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JRH23
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Good to know! I may bring it then. Did you stay on “hotel row”?
2018-1-9
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FatherXmas
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The wife and I are taking a cruise to Cancun later this month for our 44th, I had thought about taking my Mavic but my wife said I'm celebrating with her, not the drone. It appears the Mavic will stay home this time.
2018-1-9
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JRH23 Posted at 2018-1-9 07:03
Good to know! I may bring it then. Did you stay on “hotel row”?

Yes; Hyatt Ziva on the corner.  Flew my mavic there daily and on some nights as well
2018-1-10
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M Stuart K Posted at 2018-1-10 07:32
Yes; Hyatt Ziva on the corner.  Flew my mavic there daily and on some nights as well

Hmmm ok... it's tempting to bring it! You don't get the chance to film clear blue water in a tropical setting everyday!
2018-1-10
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FatherXmas Posted at 2018-1-9 09:10
The wife and I are taking a cruise to Cancun later this month for our 44th, I had thought about taking my Mavic but my wife said I'm celebrating with her, not the drone. It appears the Mavic will stay home this time.

Tell her you are wanting to capture the moment! haha
2018-1-10
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JRH23 Posted at 2018-1-10 13:57
Tell her you are wanting to capture the moment! haha

I am taking both my conventional DSLR and my infrared converted one, that's probably enough to keep track of anyway.
2018-1-10
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Sir, I would recommend you check the local regulations and contact the local authority for further assistance. Or you can check the info from our website: https://www.dji.com/flysafe?site=brandsite&from=footer. Thanks for your support.
2018-1-15
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richparry
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Shadowspy,

I assume you are back from your Cancun trip, did you have any drone issues with customs? I'm going in April.

Rich
2018-2-14
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m1shootr
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FatherXmas Posted at 2018-1-9 09:10
The wife and I are taking a cruise to Cancun later this month for our 44th, I had thought about taking my Mavic but my wife said I'm celebrating with her, not the drone. It appears the Mavic will stay home this time.

Time to contemplate divorce?
2018-2-14
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m1shootr Posted at 2018-2-14 09:49
Time to contemplate divorce?

I told her I'd give her another 44 years to get her act together!
2018-2-14
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JRH23
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Did any of you guys go to Cancun and bring your drones? I was there but left the drone at home, just brought the GoPro. Would of been some amazing shots with the drone though. I saw one guy with a Mavic Pro on the beach. He was hand catching it to prevent it from getting sand in it.
2018-6-10
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LIVNXXL
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I was just in the Riviera Maya in April,landed in Cancun. No one could care less that I had my Mavic. The Mavic and remote were in my checked luggage and 4 batteries in my carry on.
2018-6-11
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