height flight limit

90m max height

can't fly over crowds of people

Don't fly over crowds

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Don't fly near airports

night flight law

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.

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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:

Rules on flying a commercial drone in Hong Kong

  • Get a certificate of registration and a certificate of airworthiness, normally issued by the Civil Aviation Department. (CAD)
  • Submit an application on this online form requesting permission to fly.
  • Submit an application for the permit
  • Get approval from the office of the Communication Authority.

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.

1.Dji Mavic Mini - The best international travel drone (under 250g)


30min battery


No follow me

DJI has surprised us with this incredible camera drone under 250g, which is half of the weight required for registering in the first place.


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


  • 30 min battery life
  • under 250g
  • super portable
  • 4km range
  • can edit videos in the app


  • no obstacle avoidance
  • no settings for iso and shutter speed

2.Dji Mavic Air 2 - My favorite drone overall

4k 60fps

34min battery


Follow + obstacle avoidance

mavic air 2 package fly more combo
If you want more control over things like shutter speed, iso and such, the best professional drone that still falls under the 500g category is the DJI Mavic Air.
It's made mostly for people who want to play around with settings and enter into the pro category.


DJI lowered it's price since it was first released.


  • 3 way sensors
  • 68kph (fastest among the 3)
  • follow me mode(quite a few options)
  • 8gb internal storage
  • ISo & shutter speed settings
  • 6 photo modes
  • takes RAW photos
  • 100mbps bitrate


  • battery life ins't that amazing

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:

  • airports
  • military bases
  • prisons
  • power plants
  • any high risk areas
romania flying map dji

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