Drone rules in China

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in China

China Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

It is recommended.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 metters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Arports.

Drone rules in China


When you decide travel and fly your drone in China you need to be inform about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities


[email protected] / +86 010 6409 1288

Drone rules in China

General Drone Rules for Flying a Drone in China

– Every drone over 250grams me have Registration in CAAC.

– Not fly over people crowds.

– Max high of fly is 120 meters.

– Keep visual contact with the drone.

– Not fly near Airports, Military areas.

– For Commercial operations – Licensing by CAAC is needed.

– There are Non-Fly-Zones in China – here you can see the map – for Globe.

– For flying in controlled areas – You need approval in advance from CAAC.

China Drone flying Registration:

This registration need personal information for the pilot – Own name, personal ID number ( or Passport number), Phone number, email address, Serial Number of Drone, Model and Purpose of use. After you finish the registration you will get Registration Sticker with QR code witch must be attached to the drone. It must be visible for not armed eye.

Here you can register you drone – the CAAC portal.

Important Note: the procedure of registration might need understand Chinese language and to provide Chinese Phone Number.

When Drone flying need Licensing:

– For commercial flights – Required.

 – Drones 7 kilograms – 116 kilograms – Required.

 – Drones over 116 kilograms – Pilot need to have License and UAV Certification.

Full and rich information about Registration and Licensing the drones – you can find in this PDF document (Chinese language)

We always advise you to be max informed about the latest Drone rules in China. This is guarantee for safety and happy drone fly times.

Some tourist travel tips for China

The most interesting places in China to visit

China is undoubtedly one of the most impressive countries. This ancient civilization gave the world gunpowder, pasta and fireworks. Travellers who come to China for the first time usually include larger cities in their itinerary. By contrast, tourists who have already visited the country several times are heading to the more exotic parts of China. In both cases, China has much to offer its guests, so feel free to take a trip to the Far East that you will remember for a lifetime. Here are some of the must-visit places in China:

Xian and the Terracotta Army

The city of Xian was once the beginning of the so-called “Silk Road”. The city is one of the four great ancient capitals of China. Today, Xian is the capital of Shaanxi province. The city became even more famous in 1974, when one of the largest archaeological finds in modern-day China was discovered near it – Emperor Qing Shihuan’s Terracotta Army. According to the legend, the first Chinese emperor, Qing Shihuan, created a terracotta army to guard him beyond. The number of terracotta warriors is 8 101 and each statue is different from the rest. The construction of the Qing Shihuan Tomb takes over 40 years, with over 700,000 people involved.


Located in eastern China, Shanghai is the largest and most developed city in the country. The cityscape includes skyscrapers, shiny malls, luxury hotels and prestigious art centers. The nighttime panoramic views of the city offer bright neon lights and lively streets. The city’s major attractions include the Sheshan Basilica, the Grand Shanghai Theater, the Beijing Opera House in Shanghai, the Yuyuan Garden, the Lunhua Pagoda, the Shanghai Stock Exchange building, and Nanjing Street, one of the busiest shopping streets in the world.

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