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Policy Introduction

Korean authorities allow tourists to fly their drones under Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) regulations. MOLIT has issued a series of regulations for drone flight operations, and some highlights of these regulations are listed below.

Fly below the MOLIT’s Altitude Limit (150 m)

Keep 9.3 km Away from Airports

Don’t Fly over Crowds

Don’t Drop or Carry  Items with Your Drone

Always Fly Within Line of Sight

Don’t Fly at Night

Please Note

  • Respect the privacy of others and do not film or take pictures of anyone without their expressed consent.
  • Request permission from the government before flying any aircraft weighing over 12 kg (regardless of maximum take-off weight) for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
  • Acquire a license before flying any aircraft weighing over 12 kg for commercial use. (All DJI costumer drones weight under 12 kg)
  • Read through local regulations and consult authorities before flying your drone.
  • Violations of aviation safety laws may result in fines of up to two million won.
*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 ⓒArnau Fombuena

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒArnau Fombuena

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒTaeHa Woo

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒTaeHa Woo

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒTaeHa Woo

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒTaeHa Woo

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒTaeHa Woo

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒTaeHa Woo