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Drone Laws in Macau

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Macau.

drone laws in MacauMacau Drone Regulations

According to Macau’s national aviation authority, the Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM), flying a drone is legal in Macau, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

If you’d like to contact the AACM directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: aacm@aacm.gov.mo / +853 2851 1213

flying a drone in Macau

Why fly a drone in Macau? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Macau

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Macau.

  • All drones weighing more than 250 grams (.55 pounds) must be labelled with the name and phone number of the owner.
  • Only drones weighing 7 kilograms (15 pounds) or less may be flown in Macau.
  • Drones may not be flown higher than 30 meters (98 feet) above the ground.
  • Drones may not be flown at night.
  • Drones may not carry any dangerous substances, including weapons and ammunitions, corrosive, flammable or explosive substances, fireworks, firecrackers, any chemical or biological agent or toxin and any radioactive material or substance.
  • Drones may not discharge anything in flight, whether gaseous, liquid, or solid.
  • Drones may not tow any object.
  • Drones may not fly within 100 meters (328 feet) of a gathering of 100 persons or more.
  • Drone pilots must maintain a direct line of sight with their drone throughout operations.
  • Drones may not be flown within 100 meters (328 feet) of any airport or airfield.

For more information on Macau’s drone laws, see this page on the AACM’s website.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Macau? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Macau can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Macau? Here you go: