Drone ban announced for import expo

Chen Huizhi
All "low, slow and small" aircraft must remain grounded across Shanghai from 8am on November 2 to the midnight of November 11, police say.
Chen Huizhi

Drones will be banned in all parts of the city from 8am on November 2 to midnight of November 11, Shanghai police said on Tuesday.

The measure is meant to keep Shanghai’s airspace safe during the second China International Import Expo which will be held from November 5 to 10, police said.

Along with drones, other “low, slow and small” aircraft, including light and ultralight aircraft, light helicopters, paragliders and model aircraft, will also be banned.

Police warn that people or entities which violate the ban shall face punishments ranging from temporary seizure of the aircraft to administrative or criminal punishments.

Police also urge owners of drones with a maximum takeoff weight over 250 grams to register them according to China’s civil aviation rules and check the registration information at https://gaj.sh.gov.cn/wrj.

Owners of other drones and “low, slow and small” aircraft are asked to register the objects at the nearest police station.

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