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Policy Introduction

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) allows tourists to recreationally fly drones that weigh less than 7 kilograms. As Hong Kong is a small and densely populated city, people operating drones should stay alert during flight and closely follow regulations.

Fly Below the CAD’s Altitude Limit (91 m/300 ft)

Don’t Fly at Night

Always Fly Within Line of Sight

Keep Away From Crowds

Check the Local Aviation Authority's Website

Don’t Fly in Dangerous Areas

Please Note

  • The drone you plan to fly should not weigh more than 7 kg. All DJI Consumer drones are less than 7 kg.
  • Your flight area should be clear of people, vessels, vehicles, helicopter landing pads, and structures.
  • People who operate drones for professional purposes need to submit an application to the CAD for approval.
  • Other relevant Hong Kong legislation, such as the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, should be followed.
*The content above is just for reference and is subject to change.

Battery Transportation

Please read through your airline's battery transportation regulations when traveling with LiPo batteries.We've listed IATA safety and security regulations for battery transportation here for your reference, and most airlines’ regulations are similar to these.

Learn about regulations for your specific product

Small Batteries

Battery Energy<100 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 20 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with small attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentMavic Series, Phantom Series, Spark, Osmo Series, product accessories.
 apply to this battery regulation

Medium Batteries

Battery Energy100-160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 2 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with medium attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentCertain Inspire and Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

Large Batteries

Battery Energy>160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageCannot be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageCannot be checked in.
Common EquipmentMG Series, Certain Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

*The rules above are just for your reference and subject to change. For specific and detailed regulations, visit your airline's website.

Selected Aerial Images

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒJason Lau

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒJason Lau

Credit: SkyPixel, Photographer ⓒ A Yi

Credit: SkyPixel, Photographer ⓒ A Yi

Credit: SkyPixel, Photographer ⓒ Element Ho

Credit: SkyPixel, Photographer ⓒ Element Ho

Credit: SkyPixel, Photographer ⓒlzy

Credit: SkyPixel, Photographer ⓒlzy

Credit: SkyPixel, Photographer ⓒ Liam Chung

Credit: SkyPixel, Photographer ⓒ Liam Chung