18 Weird Local Rules Every Wanderlust Should Know While Travelling The World
- Upgrade Dead Passengers in First Class- British Airways
Though it happens very rarely, yet it’s not something strange for a passenger to pass out on a plane while flying. On such unaccustomed situations like this, British Airways has an astonishing policy which states that, if an uncanny situation like this arises, the deceased should be kept in a first class with blanket covered and tucked around the neck.
- It’s unconstitutional to wear swimsuit outside beach in Barcelona
Barcelona has banned to wear a swimsuit in public except the beaches. This insane rule was passed in 2011 when the local residents held an inclusive campaign as they were tired and sick of shirtless tourists eating, shopping or normally hanging out in public. Infact, those who dare to go semi-nude in public are imposed with a fine of whooping €120-300 whereas those fully naked are fined of €300-500.
- In Bolivia, Married women are not allowed to have more than one glass of wine
Shocking enough, isn’t it? While the world is busy progressing and busting stereotypes, this country in South America has made it illegal to serve married women more than one glass of wine. What is more appalling and dreadful is the fact that her husband can divorce her if she drinks more than one glass of wine.
- Singapore banned Chewing Gum
This ban is so famous that it remains the best-known aspects of one of the cleanest city, Singapore. Except for dental or nicotine gum, chewing any gum in Singapore may actually cost you $700. I guess now we know the secret behind Singapore’s beauty, isn’t it?
- You Can’t Build Sandcastles in Eraclea, Italy
The exquisite beach town of Eraclea in Italy which is just 45 minutes from Venice does not allow the building of Sandcastles on its shores. The reports has it that building sandcastles is a danger to the beach-goers.
- You’re Legally Not Allowed To Dance In Group When In Rome
When in Rome, remember not to dance in group of 3 or more. While this magnificent city which is rich in history and culture has a lot to offer but, don’t forget to pay a fine of $590 when spotted dancing, singing or drinking in the road.
- Don’t Eat Fried Chicken With A Utensil in Georgia
It’s hard to digest this fact but a 91-year-old woman has been arrested in Georgia for making this extra-ordinary mistake. You’re not allowed to eat fried chicken with a utensil in Georgia until you want to get arrested.
- You’re Not Allowed To Eat On A Place That’s on Fire in Chicago
We still don’t understand the logic behind this law because it’s that crazy and freaky. But before visiting Chicago, keep this travel tip in mind, to not eat on a place that’s on fire.
- Getting Drunk In A Pub Is An Offence In Alaska
While in Alaska, make sure you don’t get drunk AF because it might just be your last day to do that. People are put behind bars for getting drunk and doing things while in a hangover. It seems like Alaska has a longstanding alcohol problem and most of the people in jail are due to this reason.
- Be Safe and Always Wear Your Undergarments In Thailand
Yes, you heard that right. It’s illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear. But what makes us wonder, is that how police are going to check that? But it’s always better to be on the safe side and to be cautious.
- Don’t Hail A Taxi If You’ve Any Disease in London
You’re not allowed to hail any taxi even if you’re suffering from diseases such as small pox or the plague. The taxi driver has the right to ask you if you have any illness and boom- you can fall in trouble if you have any disease.
- Handling Fish Under Suspicious Circumstances In UK Is Illegal
This law is not new and was enacted in 1986 under the Salmon Act which clearly states that handling Salmon under suspicious circumstances is prohibited and considered illegal.
- Illegal To Shoot Bigfoot In Skamania
If you’re planning to hunt and kill or shoot Bigfoot in Skamania, Washington, think about the laws and cancel your plan immediately. You can be imposed with a fine of $1,000, a sentence of one year in the county jail, or both if you shoot a Bigfoot, which is an endangered species.
- No Kissing On Train Platforms In The City Of Love, Paris
Paris which is the city of love and stars and everything romantic, has enacted a law in 1910 which claims that you can’t kiss your darling on the train platforms. Though the law is no longer enforced, the reason behind this was to avoid delays on train platforms.
- Don’t pee In The Sea In Portugal
Funnily enough, this law makes total sense though people fail to understand it. Urinating in the sea can be harmful for various reasons and Portugal has taken a step and made it illegal to pee in the sea. We’re not sure how they enforce this law though.
- No Unacceptable Hairstyles in Hawaiian Airlines
Strict hairstyles, dressing code and unusual flight requirements are no new thing. Hawaiian Airlines can actually boot you off from the flight for having an “unacceptable hairstyle”. Ridiculous enough, you can’t even sport bright hair colours like blue or pink.
- Leave Your Shorts At Home While Heading To France
You heard that right! Any type of Bermuda shorts or swimming trunks are of no use in France as most water parks and swimming pool allow speedos or longer leg shorts only. This rule is applied in France for hygiene reasons in the water.
No Flying, Landing or Taking Off in CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, FRANCE
Strangely enough, that’s true. Before planning trip to this beautiful place, make sure you know the obvious local rules that flying, landing or taking off is strictly prohibited in this place. If you think of trying to do so, you may want to re-think as you’ll be immediately taken into custody for doing this.
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