One blogger created a world map with all the up-to-date laws from around the world so you don't have to


Whether you’re an international filmmaking drone pilot or you just like to shoot recreationally in your back garden, you’ll want to stay up-to-date on what laws.

The thought of sifting through legal jargon of drone laws is a daunting task at the best of times. Thankfully, travel blogger extraordinaire Anil Polat has done all the hard work for you by creating this neat map that highlights the drone laws of nations across the globe.

Hosted by Google My Maps, the map has a colour coded system that indicates what we know about that county’s drone laws. Green indicates that the country permits drone use generally, yellow means the country allows drone use on a limited basis or users must wade through a lot of bureaucratic registration to use their drone, and red means that the country prohibits or heavily restricts drone use. Grey means that there is no known data on what the country’s drone or UAV laws are.

This map is a great tool to check before you board that flight to your exotic film location.

It’s also interesting to see how the world differs in opinion, with some of the most remote places like Antartica forbidding any drone use. China, one of the strictest regulators of internet use, allows drones weighing 7kg or less to be flown with no registration whatsoever.

Be sure to check our drone page for more news, including what you should know about drone use in the UK.