I will travel to some Asian countries very soon and I would take my DJI drone with me, but I don't know if those countries allow the use of drones in their skies. I'm trying to find the government website of each country and read their internal law, but its very painful and not obvious in most cases.

How can I know this infromation for each country?

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    You can know for sure only via that painful way. Apr 2 '18 at 13:54
  • isn't there a forum of people who's already travelled with thier drones to a specific countries for example ?
    – HISI
    Apr 2 '18 at 13:58
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    Asia has quite a number of countries. Unless you list some it’s just going to a wild guess where to look for. Apr 2 '18 at 14:00
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    Besides needing to know whether drones are allowed at all, you will need to know where and under which conditions drones are allowed in each of the countries. Like how close to airports, military installations and houses and at what levels. Easier to assume you can not use your drone at all.
    – Willeke
    Apr 2 '18 at 14:09
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    @RyanfaeScotland failing to catch a fish is a mere disappointment and loss of pleasure but failing to obey laws of foreign countries when there means a lot more than that. If I were to advise OP that it’s generally possible in Asia only for OP to end up in a country where it gets confiscated I wouldn’t think of my advice as decent. My advice would still be to research individual countries by name where the OP intends to go. Apr 3 '18 at 2:58

This site lists drone laws by country:


It should be able to give you any known laws. However, I would still be sure to declare them wherever you go, just because of the political climate these days...

  • After choosing a country from a site like that, I would confirm with a query to “someone who should know” in that country. Websites, including government websites, aren’t always current. And people who should know might not. (Lawyers in Spain frequently misrepresent or oversimplify the actual law about residence and taxes.)
    – WGroleau
    Jun 8 '20 at 14:35

There are websites that list drone laws by country.

For example, UAV Coach lists laws by state and country around the world.

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