90m max height
Don't fly over crowds
Don't fly near airports
no night fliying
All Drone Laws in Hong Kong for 2020 (Ultimate Guide)
This is a guide for Hong Kong drone laws in 2020 (updated every year) where you'll get a clue about what you can or shouldn't do while flying and travelling through this country.
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.
You can get in touch with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Authority at
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:
Maximum weight for take-off
Aircraft weighing over 7 Kg need authorization before take off.
Distance to 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.
Stay clear of people and property
Maintain a healthy 50 m distance from vehicles, vessels, persons or structures.
90m(300ft) height limit
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.
Do not carry any object and drop it
Drones insurance is tailored for commercial users only.
No Night flying
Limit drone flight during daylight hours and clear weather
Rules on flying a commercial drone in Hong Kong
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.
1.Dji Mavic Mini - The best international travel drone (under 250g)
No follow me
2.Dji Mavic Air 2 - My favorite drone overall
Follow + obstacle avoidance
DJI lowered it's price since it was first released.