Friday 14 April 2017

Bizarre Rules For Travelers In Different Countries


Countries all over the world have bizarre rules that could get hapless tourists into trouble.

For example, in Singapore a person could get arrested for walking around their hotel room naked, while in France you’re advised not to kiss on the railway.

If you’re visiting an Islamic country like Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates or the Maldives, travel experts advise you to leave your sex toys at home or face having them confiscated.

And in Singapore, you even have to be on your guard behind closed doors.

There’s a rule in the popular holiday destination that says walking around naked in your hotel room, along with singing and smoking in public, are all against the law.

The law, which came into force in 1996, says that a person cannot be naked in a private place while being exposed to public view – if they are, they could pay a fine or even end up in prison.

Germany, one of the world’s most liberal democracies, can also be a legal landmine for tourists.

For example, the fact that there’s no speed limit on parts of the Autobahn sounds like a lot of fun, but if run out of fuel on the Autobahn, you’ll cop a huge fine for stopping without a good reason.

It’s also against the law to mention “1966” — the year England won the World Cup against West Germany — in any football stadium in Germany.

On the upside though, you can’t be pronounced legally drunk, no matter how drunk you actually are, at the Oktoberfest in Munich.

Across the border in France, widely considered to be the most romantic country on earth, it is illegal to kiss on the railways.

Meanwhile, in Switzerland it is illegal to wash your car on a Sunday.

A version of this article originally appeared on Escape.



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