Unique Laws around the World
We are definitely sure that each country has one unique law incomparable to other countries. In this article, we had gathered the Unique Laws around the World. Take time to read and list down these facts. Because as a tourist, you are not exempted. Beware.
✔Germany: Running out of fuel on the autobahn (federal controlled-access highway system) is illegal. You can drive as fast as you want with unlimited-speed section though some sections have speed limit, so watch out.
✔Denmark: Driving with headlights off is illegal said by Danish law. You must have dimmed headlights on at all times, even in daylight.
✔Singapore: Chewing gum is illegal. Since they are regard as ill-mannered by some Singaporeans. It’s considered a criminal offense unless it’s for medicinal purposes.
✔Australia (Victoria): Only a qualified electrician is allowed to change a light bulb. So make sure to keep the electrician’s number just in case.
✔Maldives: Due to public observance of any religion other than Islam, religious items are prohibited. It’s an offense to bring a bible into the country.
✔Greece: Wearing heels in ancient site is illegal. This is actually for the preservation or maintenance of their historical sites. Not only heels but any type of footwear that could injure the monuments. The safest way is to make a tour while barefoot.
✔Milan: Smiling at all times is a legal requirement, unless attending a funeral or visiting a hospital. Just smile is a must. If arrested for violation, the fine can go up to $100.
✔Oklahoma, USA: It is illegal to make funny faces at a dog in Oklahoma
✔Japan: Japanese are technically forbidden to be obese. Lawmakers set a maximum waistline of 80 cm for men aged 40 and over. Even Vicks inhalers and Sudafed are banned under Japan’s strict anti-stimulant drug laws. Medications that feature codeine are also prohibited and shouldn’t be brought into Japan.
✔Trinidad and Tobago: Wearing camouflage is against the law, this also includes the country in the Caribbean: Saint Lucia.
✔Switzerland: Flushing the toilet after 10pm is illegal. Specially when you live in a block of flats. Why? Because of the noise. Same with cutting down your lawn on Sunday is considered an offense. Why? Again, because of noise. Even during Sundays you are not allowed to leave your clothes hung to dry. Why? Because no one wants to see white socks waving in the wind during their Sunday stroll. If these things are illegal, you might want to see their 10 Strangely Legal Things in Switzerland (this will make you think Switzerland is one crazy country)
✔Venice (St. Mark’s Square): If you feed the pigeons, you would face a fine. This was actually outlawed in a bid to reduce pigeon numbers and associated damage to historic structures. Same goes in San Francisco, CA (USA) since people had blamed the ubiquitous birds for spreading disease and damaging property. Citizens are even encouraged to report pigeon feeders to the city’s police department.
✔United Arab Emirates: Public displays of affection is illegal. Tourists have been arrested and thrown in jail for kissing in public. Do it behind close doors if you can’t help it.
✔Fiji: Public nudity and topless bathing are illegal in the beautiful tropical paradise. If you want your whole skin to be one with Fiji’s nature, sorry, do it somewhere else. Wearing bathing suits, short shorts and tank tops in public is seen as a lack of respect. Revealing too much skin in Fijian villages is considered offensive. Men should always wear shirts in town, and women should wear skirts or dresses that cover at least the upper legs while seated.
✔France: it’s illegal for women to wear pants. But that was in between year 1799 to 2012. Because in 2013 the french government had revoked the 214 year-old law.
✔Philippines and Vatican: The only countries where divorce is illegal, are in Philippines and Vatican
Pro Tip: If you’re planning to visit one of these countries, make sure to do your research first; also try looking to book your flights using online travel agencies as they tend to, on average, reduce airfare costs by about 43%, a few good ones being Flighthub.com, Travelocity.com, JustFly.com or Expedia.com.