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Official Gazette

Sunday, June 11, 2023

No-flight zones for unmanned and ultra-light aircrafts listed

Updated: 15:29’ - 29/06/2020
The Prime Minister on June 10 specified no-flight zones for unmanned aerial vehicles and ultra-light aircraft.

Using drones to spray pesticides in Yen Phong district, Bac Ninh province__Photo: Dinh Van Nhieu/VNA

Under Decision 18, unmanned aerial vehicles and ultra-light aircraft will not be allowed to fly over national defense work and particularly important military areas directly managed by the Ministry of National Defense; and working offices of the Party, State, National Assembly, Government, ministries and central-level agencies, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, provincial-level Party Committees, People’s Committees and Councils, diplomatic missions, consular offices, and representative offices of international organizations in Vietnam.

They are also prohibited from entering military stations, areas for deploying forces, combat equipment and drilling, warehouses, factories, logistic bases, prisons and detention camps of the Ministry of National Defense and Ministry of Public Security, and other areas related to the national security.

The Decision also prescribes zones where flights of unmanned aerial vehicles and ultra-light aircrafts are restricted, including airspace over 120m above the ground and populated areas.

As for border areas, the limited distance in the land border with China is 25,000m from the border line inward to Vietnam’s territory at all altitudes while the limited distance in land border areas between Vietnam and Laos and Cambodia is 10,000m.

The limited distances will be 3,000m in width and 5,000m in length from no-flight zones at airports and airfields.

Besides, flights of unmanned aerial vehicles and ultra-light aircrafts in restricted-flight zones must meet requirements of flight-licensing authorities.- (VLLF)


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