The Macao Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) said in a statement on Wednesday that drone flights over some areas in Macao will be banned during the government-sponsored helicopter rides to ensure that the sightseeing tours will take place in a safe environment.
The helicopter rides, which are part of the government’s “Macao Ready Go!” tourism revival measures, will be conducted at a relatively low height alongside Taipa and Coloane, the statement pointed out.
Due to the need to set up clearance for the helicopter route, thereby ensuring passengers’ safety, the regulator decided to ban unmanned aircraft activities in certain zones between 2 pm and 6 pm on Wednesdays to Sundays from 31 July to 30 August, based on the respective regulations.
Anyone breaching the ban faces a fine ranging between MOP 2,000 and MOP 20,000, the statement pointed out.
The above notice is listed in Despacho No. 008/AACM/20 published in today’s Official Gazette No. 31, Series II.