Agencies Responsible for regulating drones in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea)
Drone Regulator in North Korea: General Administration of Civil Aviation (GACA) does not have a website
Updated February 23, 2023
UAS Laws – General rules for flying drones in North Korea (DPRK)
The North Korean agency responsible for drone safety, GACA, has not published details on flying drones for fun or work.
Are drones allowed in North Korea?
According to GACA, drone operations in North Korea are strictly limited to governmental agencies and require GACA authorization. Read on for more details.
Here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in North Korea:
- You are not permitted to fly a drone without GACA authorization.
Notes for recreational drone pilots flying for fun in North Korea
Notes for operating Commercial Drone Services in North Korea
Useful published information on flying drones in North Korea
Here is a sample of what you might expect if you follow the drone laws and fly in North Korea…
NOTE: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), Small UAS, Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and drone are interchangeable terms unless specified. Model Aircraft, toy, remote-controlled, and RC aircraft may be covered by the same regulations unless specified.
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