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90m max height

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Don't fly over crowds

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Don't fly near airports

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All Drone Laws in Hong Kong for 2021 (Ultimate Guide)

This is a guide for Hong Kong drone laws in 2021 (updated every year) where you'll get a clue about what you can or shouldn't do while flying and travelling through this country.

Table of Contents

Can I fly my drone in Hong Kong?

Yes. Hong Kong civil aviation authority has laid out some guidelines for users. The price drop in drones has seen more users embrace the sport. Safety has become a major consideration for drone users in Hong Kong influencing both commercial and recreational drone pilots. 

Contact information

You can get in touch with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Authority at 

Email uas@cad.gov.hk 

Phone: +852 2910 6352

What are the drone laws in Hong Kong?

To find out more about the current drone laws in Hong Kong check out the following websitehttps://www.cad.gov.hk/english/Unmanned_Aircraft_Systems.html:

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    Maximum weight for take-off
    Aircraft weighing over 7kg need authorization before take off.
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    No flying near airports
    Drones must maintain a 5 Km distance from the following areas: Hong Kong International Airport, Shek Kong, Victoria Harbor, Tai Lam Chung, Tsuen Wan, Tsing Yi Island and the North Lantau coast.
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    Stay clear of people and property
    Maintain a healthy 50m distance from vehicles, vessels, persons or structures.
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    Height limit of 150m
    Do not fly your drone above 150 meters. Fly within the airport control zone but maintain a 3 Km distance away from the runways. The maximum distance of flight is 50 meters. Do not fly your drone above a crowd of people. Always maintain a 50-meter gap.
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    No delivery
    Do not carry any object and drop it.
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    Drone insurance
    Drone insurance tailored for commercial users only.
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    No night flying
    Do not fly at night unless your drone has lighting

Rules on flying a commercial drone in Hong Kong

Submit an application on this online form requesting permission to fly.

What are my top drones to fly safely in Hong Kong?

My following two recommendations are 2 great compact drones that are quite silent and also small enough to travel with and not stand out as annoying.

Dji Mini 2- The best international travel drone (under 250g)

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4k

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31min

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10km

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No follow me

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DJI has surprised us with this incredible camera drone under 250g, which is legal to fly in most countries without registration.
It comes at a very cheap price for it's incredible specs.

I have covered it much more in depth in my article review and even compared it with the Mavic Air 2.

Restricted Areas and Geofencing (drone FLying map)

The best way to figure out what areas you can fly in, while you're here is by consulting DJI offilicial map.
They do a great job mapping the places that one should avoid while flying in every country:

romania flying map dji

These would be the current updated drone laws for Hong Kong. I suggest checking my full map with all the countries drone laws to see where it's best to travel to.

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