“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen
Who doesn’t like Travelling? But are you aware of the weird/strange travel laws that are followed in some countries. It is imperative for a Traveller to know about them. We call such laws as “Weird Travel Laws- A Traveller Must Know”
Know the Custom and Traditions
It is always advisable to do some research about the customs and traditions of the country you are travelling to.
It is very important to keep in mind the different unusual laws and customs of your destination. Responsible travel reduces the risk of being fined or arrested for something you didn’t even know about.
The rules and laws differ from country to country, and some of them are unbelievably strange.
NomadLawyer attempts to compile a set of strange laws from across the countries. We hope our readers find them useful.
Here is the list of weird laws from around the world:
- It is illegal to step on any Thai currency.
- It is illegal to chew gum in Singapore.
- Urinating in the ocean is against the law in Portugal.
- It is illegal to spit in Barcelona
- Driving without your headlights on is illegal in Denmark, even during daytime.
- It is illegal to eat during the time of Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates
- The durian fruit is so smelly, it is banned from subways, buses, taxis, hotels and airports in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei
- It is illegal to feed the pigeons in San Francisco
- It is illegal to flush a toilet after 10 p.m. in Switzerland
- It’s illegal to honk your car horn in New York City
- No Shirtless Driving in Thailand
- You cannot smoke or drink in public in Ukraine
- E-cigarettes are banned in Thailand
- No tobacco in Bhutan
- No non-Islamic religious texts in the Maldives
- You can’t wear camouflage clothing in Barbados
- Don’t wear high heels in Greece
- No Buddha tattoos or selfies allowed in Sri Lanka
- You can’t swear in the UAE
- No walking on the Autobahn in Germany
- The Indian Penal code prohibits obscene acts in public. You can’t say, sing or do anything obscene out in the open
- The age limit for alcohol consumption is a bit over the top in India. In some Indian states, drinking is entirely banned. In others, there is an age limit of 25.
- Strange law! If you find more than 10 Rs on the road in India and you are pocketing that, it is considered a punishable offense
Don’t Stop and Travel, Also know the Laws !