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Vulcan-XH558
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DJI team,

There seems to be quite a number of people who aren't familiar with their countries UAV regulations, therefore it may be useful to have a "sticky" post showing where these can be found.

The following site contains information relating to regulations worldwide and would serve as a quick reference, however as UAV laws are passed/amended, there is no substitute for your countries official governing body:  https://droneregulations.info

If there's enough interest, I don't mind creating and maintaining a list of each countries official reg's.

Country
Governing Body (click for UAV regulations)
Alaska
Albania
Argentina
Armenia
Andorra
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Belgium
Belize
Belarus
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Georgia
Greece
Greenland
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Paraguay
Panama
Peru
Philipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Slovakia
Spain
South Korea
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
UK
Ukraine
Uruguay
USA
Venezuela
Yemen


DJI Labelling information for drones flown in Germany:  http://content.djiservice.org/activation/germany-fireproof.html

Please advise if there are any corrections required.





2018-1-18
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McSchotte
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Here are the German regulations (in English) from the Federal Ministry of Transport site. http://www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/EN ... ation-of-rules.html
2018-1-18
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Vulcan-XH558
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Thank you McShotte, I've added the link.

Lang may yer lum reek.
2018-1-18
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dj_dread
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i found this for The Netherlands: https://www.government.nl/topics ... ional-use-of-drones
2018-1-18
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A CW
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Thats a great idea - thanks for sharing. Note that the UK regs are going to change considerably over the year as new laws are passed through parliament following a consultation last year - namely mandatory registration, needing to pass an on line test to get registered and very harsh punishments if caught breaking the UKCAA drone code. Though 400' AGL and 500M away restrictions will remain.
2018-1-18
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Far_North
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Rules for Canada, although they are being updated sometime this year.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilav ... legally.html#flying
2018-1-18
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Dirk52
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Matching the topic you can find here the thread "How to correctly label your Dji Drone"

It is about the size and position of a fireproof label for german regulations on your Dji drones.
2018-1-18
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Sparky_17
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Rules for recreational drones in CANADA

To fly a recreational drone (or model aircraft), you must follow the safety rules in the Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft.
Review these rules before flying a drone for fun, if the drone weighs over 250 g and under 35 kg. If your drone is 250 g or less, read our tips for flying safe.
Following the safety rules helps keep people, aircraft and property safe. If you fly where you are not allowed or you break the rules below, you could be fined up to $3,000.

Fly your drone:
•below 90 m above the ground
•at least 30 m away from vehicles, vessels and the public (if your drone weighs over 250 g and up to 1 kg)
•at least 75 m away from vehicles, vessels and the public (if your drone weighs over 1 kg and up to 35 kg)
•at least 5.5 km away from aerodromes (any airport, seaplane base or area where aircraft take off and land)
•at least 1.8 km away from heliports or aerodromes used by helicopters only
•outside of controlled or restricted airspace
•at least 9 km away from a natural hazard or disaster area
•away from areas where its use could interfere with police or first responders
•during the day and not in clouds
•within your sight at all times
•within 500 m of yourself
•only if clearly marked with your name, address and telephone number

You are exempt from these rules if you are at a field or event approved by the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/docum ... g_for_fun_EN-V8.pdf

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilav ... safely-legally.html
2018-1-18
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Vulcan-XH558
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-1-18 07:50
i found this for The Netherlands: https://www.government.nl/topics/drone/rules-pertaining-to-recreational-use-of-drones

Many thanks dj_dread, much appreciated.

I'll be visiting your fair country in a couple of weeks time (Amsterdam), although I may venture out to Den Haag for a day trip if the weather's decent.
2018-1-18
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S-e-ven
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This page should have a lot of country informations covered.
I have asked some weeks ago, several people mentioned it is ok, maybe just missing the newest updates.Till it is updated ;-)

https://foxnomad.com/2017/07/25/ ... -updated-regularly/
2018-1-18
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Ahmed Hussain
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DroneMate app

For Andriod:   https://play.google.com/store/ap ... dronemate&hl=en

For IOS:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dronemate/id1262734151?mt=8
2018-1-18
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S-e-ven
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That is the app to the webpage I linked.
So we can check, before we buy.
2018-1-18
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Vulcan-XH558
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Thank you for all your input, it's all great information and very much appreciated.

I realise that there are app's, maps, and a whole manner of other ways to check regulations, however you cannot be assured of their accuracy.
What I'm looking to do is create a list of links to each countries governing body as a quick reference.

I'm unsure whether I'm reinventing the wheel or not
2018-1-18
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DJI Elektra
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China
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Thanks for your sharing. I think it is really useful.
2018-1-18
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Greg Glasson
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Australia
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For Australia:

You must only fly during the day and keep your drone within visual line-of-sight. This means being able to see the aircraft with your own eyes (rather than through a device) at all times.

You must not fly your drone higher than 120 metres (400ft) above the ground.

You must keep your drone at least 30 metres away from other people. (Measured horizontally, not vertically)

You must not fly your RPA over or near an area affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway (without prior approval). This could include situations such as a car crash, police operations, a fire and associated firefighting efforts, and search and rescue.

You must only fly one RPA at a time.

You must not fly over or above people. This could include beaches, parks, events, or sport ovals where there is a game in progress.

If your drone weighs more than 100g, you must keep at least 5.5km away from controlled aerodromes. Flying within 5.5km of a non-controlled aerodrome or helicopter landing site (HLS) is possible, but only if no manned aircraft are operating to or from the aerodrome. If you become aware of manned aircraft operating to or from the aerodrome/HLS, you must manoeuvre away from the aircraft and land as soon as safely possible.

Remember, you must not operate your drone in a way that creates a hazard to another aircraft, person or property.

Respect personal privacy don’t record or photograph people without their consent—this may breach state laws.

We also have State laws governing flying drones in State owned parks... I only know that Victoria has law saying no drones allowed to take off and land in Parks Victoria land.

Thanks for putting this together, it makes Drone flying safer for everyone!

Oh, and here's the link...    https://www.droneflyer.com.au/
2018-1-18
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Vulcan-XH558
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Thanks for the info Greg.  I'm finding that most reg's are based around the same framework with a few tweaks here and there.

For example, I found the following sections interesting:  "You must not fly your RPA over or near an area affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway (without prior approval). This could include situations such as a car crash, police operations, a fire and associated firefighting efforts, and search and rescue."

"You must only fly one RPA at a time" - Are you raising some type of superhuman in Aus' that the government need to legislate against this?  It's difficult enough keeping one in the air, never-mind multiple aircraft

I hope you don't mind, but I've added a link to the CASA site instead.

2018-1-19
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Montfrooij
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Great idea!
2018-1-19
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Raploc
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Ahmed Hussain Posted at 2018-1-18 08:33
DroneMate app

For Andriod:   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxnomad.dronemate.dronemate&hl=en

Not worth the money, it only states the rules per country. If they combined this info with NFZ's and weather I would buy it in a heart beat.
2018-1-19
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Ahmed Hussain
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Raploc Posted at 2018-1-19 04:39
Not worth the money, it only states the rules per country. If they combined this info with NFZ's and weather I would buy it in a heart beat.

I guess It is a free app.
2018-1-19
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Greg Glasson
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Vulcan-XH558 Posted at 2018-1-19 02:01
Thanks for the info Greg.  I'm finding that most reg's are based around the same framework with a few tweaks here and there.

For example, I found the following sections interesting:  "You must not fly your RPA over or near an area affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway (without prior approval). This could include situations such as a car crash, police operations, a fire and associated firefighting efforts, and search and rescue."

Yes, bushfires are a big problem in Australia and firefighting planes and helicopters are grounded if any drones are flying in the area.
And with automated flight plans available on platforms like the Mavic, it would be quite easy to set up a Mavic to follow some waypoints, and then put up a Spark to record the Mavic flying along...

Thanks for creating this thread, it helps to make our hobby safer, good for all
2018-1-20
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Vulcan-XH558
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Updated (still working my way around the globe though).

I've yet to include the African Nations, a bunch of other countries, and the 'Stans.  Feel free to throw in a link to your countries official regulations.



2018-1-22
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dj_dread
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here is the regulation for Romania:
http://www.caa.ro/supervizare/operare-uav-uas

it seems the English version does not work, but i can translate if you need
2018-1-22
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Vulcan-XH558
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Thank you dj_dread. Added.

Google translate does a decent job at translating, but it's comforting to know that there are native speakers around to help out if need be.


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dj_dread
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Denmark updated: http://www.trafikstyrelsen.dk/da ... 31BCB82B6C0788.ashx
some other remarks for foreign drone flyers in Denmark: http://modelflyvning.dk/forening ... eign-rc-pilots.aspx
2018-1-23
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dj_dread
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and this one seems the best! it covers most of the European countries: http://dronerules.eu/en/
2018-1-23
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Anita_Holder
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https://www.drohnen.de/14181/neu ... ung-ab-januar-2017/
2018-1-23
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ReppocMike
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Finland you can check Fightregulations by using DRONEINFO app. It is made by TRAFI.
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axevalentine
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Here are Georgian Regulations in English - http://www.gcaa.ge/eng/RPAS.php
2018-4-8
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Good info about regulation in Austria: http://drohneversicherung.at/   (in German)  Translation: https://translate.google.com/tra ... eversicherung.at%2F

Hope it helps!
2018-4-15
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MS-Spark
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Hi Vulcan-XH558,

Great idea.

The rules for flying drones in Denmark was updated in 2017. The traffic agency made a speciel site with info about the rules for flying drones in Denmark.
The web site is:

www.droneregler.dk or http://www.trafikstyrelsen.dk/da/droneregler

The page is the same, but it is easier to remember the first link. Most part is unfortunately in danish, but there are links to the rules in english.

In general you a not allowed to fly a drone within a city or city like area, without have  special license that certifies that you have been educated in the rules and precautions need for flying a drone within a city.

The most important rules are shown in this short video (4 min.) in english.

Rules for flying a drone in Denmark


2018-4-15
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RobG0007
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South Africa - http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/RPAS/Private%20Operations.aspx
2018-4-15
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sergio.flor
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The spanish regulatios was update at dec 2017 with importants changes:
https://www.seguridadaerea.gob.e ... s/rpas/default.aspx

Is only in spanish, but the hightlights are:
- Max height: 120 meters.
- Max distance: 500 meters.
- Keep visual contact with drone at all time
- Stay away from people, animals and objects
- Respect the privacy of others
- You must not above crowds, industrial sites and other restricted areas.
- The fligth in town is allowed, if the drone is less of 1kg and is limited to parks and is forbide above crowds and buildings and the max height is 50 meters.
- The night flight is allowed (max 50 meters height).
- The drone and RC must have a Id tag.
2018-4-15
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Is this valid for Canary Isles too?ID tag stands for what? Serial and pilot data or a bar code or what?
2018-4-15
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sergio.flor
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Elettrone78 Posted at 2018-4-15 23:43
Is this valid for Canary Isles too?ID tag stands for what? Serial and pilot data or a bar code or what?

Yes, is valid for Canary Island, the label must contain:
- Your Name
- Serial number Drone + model
- Phone
- Personal Id number.
2018-4-16
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Elettrone78
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sergio.flor Posted at 2018-4-16 00:31
Yes, is valid for Canary Island, the label must contain:
- Your Name
- Serial number Drone + model

Sorry but what's a "personal ID number"? Thankyou
2018-4-16
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sergio.flor
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Elettrone78 Posted at 2018-4-16 01:05
Sorry but what's a "personal ID number"? Thankyou

Is the Identity national number. In Spain, the people have a Identity National document with a unique and personal number.

2018-4-16
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hila3010
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Here are the Costa Rica regulations http://gobierno.cr/entro-en-vige ... -drones/#more-26729
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sergio.flor Posted at 2018-4-16 00:31
Yes, is valid for Canary Island, the label must contain:
- Your Name
- Serial number Drone + model

Would you mind to add specific rules to follow whne flying on the beach if possible at all?
Here in Italy nothing and I mean nothing can fly on the beach when it is diving season, from 1st July to 30th september. How's that handled in Spain? Unfortunatley I can't translate Spanish, thanks for the info.
2018-4-20
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Elpolo
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This is an awesome thread, very useful tks! I'm summed up 130+ countries https://www.drone-made.com/drone-laws
I guess the biggest challenge is the ever evolving rules around drone use.
But I've got friends in most countries now + signed up to google alerts for each country so will do my best.
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