Don't end up in a far-flung jail: [British] Foreign Office warns on local laws and customs

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Don't end up in a far-flung jail: [British] Foreign Office warns on local laws and customs

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:30 pm

Don't end up in a far-flung jail: Foreign Office warns on local laws and customs
Did you know that Vicks is illegal in Japan and that vaping in Thailand is a no-no? The Foreign Office is urging holidaymakers to check its advice before travelling
15 Mar 2018 11.47 GMT
With a growing number of British holidaymakers travelling to far-flung destinations, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is warning travellers to brush up on lesser-known local laws and customs, as those who flout them could be fined, jailed or deported.

Cases that made the news last year include two US tourists that were detained in jail for over a week then deported after posing for a nude photo in front of a Buddhist temple in Thailand; a British man who narrowly escaped three months in jail in Dubai for touching a man’s hip; and a British woman deported from Sri Lanka for having a tattoo of Buddha on her arm.

Last year the FCO dealt with over 23,000 cases of Britons falling foul of local laws, and between 2016 and 2017 there was a 7.1% increase in overall arrests and detentions, and an 8.7% increase in drug arrests. With the Easter holiday on the horizon, the FCO reminds tourists to check its country-by-country travel advice to avoid.

Behaviour that could result in serious trouble in some countries includes swearing in public, wearing camouflage clothing, and entering the country with vaping equipment or e-cigarettes...
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018 ... nd-customs
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Re: Don't end up in a far-flung jail: [British] Foreign Office warns on local laws and customs

Post by ramzchillin » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:11 pm

lol, most people think they can do anything in asia ahah
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