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Strange laws can get travellers stuck


Strange laws can get travellers stuck

When you are travelling the world, it’s useful to be aware of local customs and laws, but the team at Cheapflights has found some unusual laws that might get unknowing travellers into trouble. travel expert Ben Rosier said it’s useful to be aware of the quirky laws of different countries as the money spent on a hefty fine could be best be put toward more fulfilling travel experiences.

In Singapore it’s a crime not to flush a public toilet after use but, according to Mr Rosier, more travellers get themselves into a sticky situation with chewing gum.

“Singapore has a zero-tolerance approach to ‘gum control’ while in Thailand there’s a rule against leaving your home without your undies,” he said.

Watermelon is off the menu in Rio Claro, Brazil while in the US state of Kentucky it’s illegal to keep ice-cream in your back pocket.

If you are driving a rental car in Russia, make sure you keep it clean and whatever you do, don’t wear noisy shoes in Capri, Italy.

“At Cheapflights we appreciate the Japanese approach to driving carefully in the wet so you don’t splash pedestrians; but the New Zealand law about not allowing roosters in hot air balloons doesn’t fly for us. Then again, why would you?” is an online flight comparison service that helps travellers find the best value airfare to suit their budget, timeframe and individual travelling needs.

Here are 18 bizarre laws from around the world:

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