Strange Laws from Around the World That May Confuse You as Tourist


All the countries of the world have banned at least one thing around their territory. But some of the forbidden things can be really funny. Get to know some of the prohibited things around the world. We remind you, always check the country’s local rules before you start your journey.

India

Because of the obesity rate continuously growing , a “fat tax” was implemented in Kerala state in 2016. The tax is set at 14.5% for pizzas, hamburgers, donuts and other fatty dishes that are served in restaurants.

Japan

Japan decided to implement a waist size rule among people between 40 and 74 years old in 2008. In 2015 those who did not obey the rule were fined. This is how Japan fights obesity and other diseases associated with that.

Singapore

Those who chew a gum in Singapore will be fined. This is because it has been banned since 1992. They think gum damages the environment and also a person’s health.

Canada

According to Canadian law, 35% of the broadcasted content should have a Canadian origin from 6 a.m till 6 p.m, Monday-Friday.

Australia

-After 12 pm on Sundays , it’s prohibited to appear in public places wearing pink pants.
-The lightbulbs can only be changed by licensed electricians. Otherwise, you get a fine.

Italy

-It’s illegal to feed pigeons in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, since 2008, because they destroy historical monuments and buildings.
-In Eraclea, you can not build sandcastles on the beaches because people “can’t” take strolls along the shore.
-In Eboli, lovers are not allowed to kiss in cars.
-On the island of Capri, wearing noisy wooden clogs and shoes is prohibited.

England

-It’s not allowed to clean carpets in the streets but if you want to get this done , you should have finished everything by 8 a.m.
-Driving cattle through the streets from 7 a.m till 10 p.m, is banned, except with the permission of the police.
-Kissing at railway is not allowed. And there are also “no kissing” signs everywhere. The government is concerned that long embraces can cause delays for commuters.