How to unlock the No fly zone on DJI Mavic Mini?

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-11-11 27231

DJI has implemented a no-fly system in its drones in some areas, the Geo system. This classification system is based on legal criteria but is purely indicative. Several levels of blocking are defined by color codes. This system prohibits take-off in the yellow and red zones.

 No fly zone on DJI Mavic Mini 


Warning zone: In these zones, which do not necessarily appear on the DJI FLY map, users will see a warning about their flight. Example of a warning zone: a nature reserve.


Advanced warning zone: in these zones, you will need to unlock the day of the flight on site and in the application the zone, this does not require an account or internet access


Authorization area: In these areas, which appear in yellow on the DJI FLY card, users will see a warning about their flight, which will be limited by default. These zones can be unlocked by users of authenticated DJI accounts. Example of authorization area: A model club located near an airport. Requires internet access and a verified DJI account, can be done before the service (see below), via a "self unlocking" unlocking.


Prohibited area: in these areas, which appear in red on the DJI FLY map, users will see a warning about their flight, which will be prohibited. Example of a forbidden zone: Paris. If you think you are allowed to fly over a restricted area, you can unlock it in 30 minutes with a computer. Via a custom unlocking custom unlocking.

How to unlock the No fly zone on DJI Mavic Mini?

Step 1: Create a verified DJI account. Go to, new user, follow the procedure.

Step 2: Reopen the serial number of my flight controller. You can find this issue in DJI Fly APP > General Settings > About


Note: In order not to confuse the digit "0" and the letter "o", the "serial numbers" are only made up of digits "0".


Step 3: Choose the zone to unlock.

Unlocking a yellow zone

The unlocking of an Authorization Zone is done instantly thanks to the DJI FLY application when you are located, or your UAV is moving towards, an Authorization Zone. The unlocking is valid for 24 hours and can be done with a few keys on the display. Users planning to fly over an Authorization Zone without an Internet connection can use the Flight Planner to plan up to 30 simultaneous flight plans. Each of these flight plans will remain unlocked for 3 days.


If you have an internet connection on the flight site AND a verified DJI account AND a mobile phone you can unlock on the ground, otherwise you can do it upstream on the DJI website.


Just click on the NFZ or you want to fly from the DJI fly safe website in the "automatic unlocking" section "self unlocking", enter the machine serial number and the unlocking date.


The authorization zone will be unlocked from 00:00 (local time in the selected zone and will expire on the third day at 23:59 (local time in the selected zone).

Unlocking a red zone

A red zone is by default unlockable, however as a professional user you have the possibility to be in good standing with the DGAC or the competent authorities. It is therefore necessary to unlock a custom unlocking with DJI


Custom unlocking can disable some autonomous functions such as waypoint navigation on Phantom 3 Series, Inspire 1 Series, M100 models. On these models it is preferable to fly in manual mode.


To unblock these red zones, the telepilot fills in information about its drones and documents given by the zone control authorities. DJI offers a 24-hour international service to process unlocking requests and provide unlocking information in just 30 minutes.


Documentation in languages other than English may result in a longer verification process.

 No fly zone on DJI Mavic Mini​ 

Step 1

● Fill in your Name, First name and email address.

● Indicate the date of your flight.

● If you are an individual you just have to put your DJI account, if you are a company you have to tick the box "Organization" and put the name of the latter in the field provided for this purpose.

● Select the machine used and the flight controller's serial number.

Step 2

● Explain in a few words the details of your flight and indicate what the documents provided correspond to

● Upload your authorizations in one of the following formats: PNG/JPG/GIF/XLSX/XLSX/XLS/PDF

Some areas require a Protocol to be followed to be requested from the head of the organization, such as: Airport Airport, Nuclear power plant, Prison, Military base.

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