Drone regulations in Taiwan

In Taiwan, it is obviously possible to start a quadrocopter. However, the legislator is also active in Taiwan and is working on new rules. These are probably primarily intended for commercial drones weighing more than 25 kilograms. It is unusual that legislation for privately used drones should be in the hands of regional governments. I am curious how this can be put into practice.

Maximum flight altitude: At the moment, you can not climb higher than 120 meters with a copter.

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: No information found yet.

Compulsory insurance: We recommend purchasing a drone insurance for operations in Taiwan.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): 25 kilograms.

Distance to airports: No information found.

Other safe distances: No information found.

Flight bans: There are several no-fly zones in Taiwan, which you can view online in this map. Alternatively, you can use the app “Sky Centry” to see which conditions apply at the current flight location.

Flight approval: No information found.

Time of operations: No information found.

Regulations for commercial pilots: No information found.

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Taiwan to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Taiwan!

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Since January 2015, we travel around the world. In our backpack we carry a camera drone which we use to capture the best places from a bird’s perspective. First we travelled with a DJI Phantom 2. But now we use a Yuneec Typhoon H. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a copter. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!


  • Singer Ho | 08.10.2017

    You can check this website which shows all prohibited drone area in Taiwan.
    We all follow this map to fly my drones. Hope it helps.

    • Francis Markert | 12.02.2018

      Thanks for sharing the map with me. It is part of my article now 😉

  • Niko | 04.01.2019

    In DJI GO should we turn the satellite settings to China?
    Thanks for answering

    • Francis Markert | 07.01.2019

      Hi Nico,
      I am sorry, but I don’t understand your question.

  • Nico | 07.01.2019

    That is simple:
    With DJI Drones with the app DJI GO in the settings you can choose between Chinese satellites systems or the regulars
    What about Taiwan as it’s not China mainland
    Thx for answer

  • Alex Hoang | 14.02.2019

    Any regulations bringing the drone into Taiwan? My drone is registered through FAA, but do I have to register it to any regulations that’s Taiwan specific?

  • Christopher | 08.05.2019

    At least 6 times drones have been flown around my house in Hsinchu County. My privacy is important to me. They can be flown right up to my house and monitor it for theft. How can I block the drones? What are my rights?

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