Overseas real estate experts from YourOverseasHome.com revealed the strangest and most surprising items that are banned when traveling to some countries around the world, including walkers, chewing gum and slippers.
In Singapore, for example, it has been against the law to import and sell chewing gum since 1992, when the law was introduced to improve the cleanliness of the country.
Thailand has had a ban on the import, export, sale and possession of vapor products since November 2014.
The senior content editor at Your Overseas Home, Christopher Nye, urged travelers to “get to grips with their culture and customs — and that includes the weird and wonderful laws that are enforced. It’s always a good idea.” “.
“Staying on the right side of these laws is imperative, not only to keep the peace, but if you don’t, you could face a hefty fine, deportation or in some cases even jail time,” he added.
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According to YourOverseasHome.com, flip flops are banned on the island of Capri, in Italy, as it is illegal to wear “excessively noisy” footwear because locals value their “peace and quiet.”
However, tourists can wear noisy shoes and wear them in the rest of Italy. Alison Couper of travel technology company Kiwi.com added: “It is illegal to wear noisy footwear, including flip flops in the popular holiday destination. Locals value their peace and quiet and the law has resulted in tourists being prosecuted for disrespecting them. of this rule.”
While it is not illegal to chew gum in Singapore, it is against the law to import and sell it. However, some exceptions are dental and nicotine gum, if purchased from a doctor or registered pharmacist.
Since 1971, it has been illegal to import authentic haggis into the US due to a ban on food containing sheep lungs.
The 1971 U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling said that “animal lungs should not be preserved for use as human food.”
Baby walkers and child seats on wheels have been banned in Canada under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act since 2004. This is because the country considers it unsafe for babies to send them.
Passengers traveling to China should be careful with the plant, as the sale of jasmine flowers has been banned in several markets since 2011.
Neither the flower nor the plant can be sold, bought, worn or discussed in China since anonymous calls for a Chinese “jasmine revolution” began circulating on the internet, citing the popular uprising in Tunisia.
Kinder Surprise eggs
Kinder Surprise eggs are banned in the US. It is illegal to import them and therefore take them on a plane.
This is due to a law created by the Food and Drug Administration that prohibits food containing a “non-nutritive object embedded” from being allowed.
Sudafed and Vicks
In Japan, due to a strict anti-stimulant drug law, all drugs containing pseudoephedrine, such as Sudafed and Vicks inhalers, are banned.
Drugs containing codeine are also banned in the country, and travelers can be detained and deported if they carry those items.
The Malaysian government banned yellow clothing after thousands of protesters in yellow t-shirts flooded the streets of Kuala Lumpur demanding the prime minister’s resignation.
Tourists should be extremely careful as anyone wearing yellow could be arrested, assuming they are also protesting.
In the Caribbean, including countries such as Barbados, Aruba and Grenada, a law prohibits the wearing of camouflage clothing by non-military personnel, including tourists.
Taking it with you in your travel luggage or as a pattern on bags or backpacks also falls within the limits of the ban.
Vaping and electronic cigarettes
In Thailand, since November 2014, people are not allowed to import, export, sell or possess vapor products, so travelers must leave them at home before going to the country.