This map shows you the drone laws for every country in the world
Flying a drone requires knowing the laws. If you travel with the drone, you need to get familiar with the laws of the country you’re visiting. To make this easier, foXnoMad has created a map that shows you the drone laws of every country in the world. It can be a really handy tool for all to you who want to get the aerial view of the places you’re visiting.
If you disrespect the drone laws, it can put you in an unpleasant situation, from explaining what you’re doing to the authorities, to losing the drone and/or paying a fine. As Anil Polat of foXnoMad points out, the map is constantly updated. You should keep in mind that it refers to the recreational drone use only, because you need a license for commercial drone use anywhere in the world.
The map is organized into four different categories:
Green: Drone use is generally allowed.
Yellow: Drone use is limited or may require cumbersome registration processes.
Red: Drone import or use is prohibited or otherwise heavily restricted.
Grey: No data or there are no defined or applicable UAV laws.
There are several the U.S. states that have additional rules to those of FAA, and they are also included in the map. As Anil emphasizes, the map is informational, and you should still feel responsible to learn more about the rules and regulations. Still, I think it’s a valuable resource for everyone who’s planning a trip with a drone.
Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.