The government will ban all drone activities for nine days around the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR), in order to ensure that the celebrations will take place in a “safe environment”, the Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) said in a statement on Wednesday.
The government’s aviation regulator will implement the drone-flying ban over the city’s skies between December 14-22, in accordance with Article 66 of the Air Navigation Regulation of Macau, the statement noted.
The statement pointed out that apart from the operation of drones by the local government, any other drones will be banned from flying over the city during the period.
According to the Macau Post Daily, the statement noted that anyone who violates the ban faces a fine of between 2,000 and 20,000 patacas.
The notice was published in Wednesday’s Official Gazette (BO).
The 20th MSAR establishment anniversary takes place on December 20. On that day, Macau also marks the 20th anniversary of its return to the motherland and the swearing-in of the MSAR’s first government.
The operation of drones over the Macau peninsula was also banned for four days by the government during the 66th Macau Grand Prix this month.