Traveling around the world is, of course, very exciting. But, going to an unfamiliar country, you should always remember that there may be their own rules, for violation of which tourists face a fine. And, possibly, a more serious punishment.
For example, you can buy a “kinder surprise” for your child in almost every store in our country. But, for transporting it to the United States, you face a fine of $ 300. Back in 1938, the country adopted a law according to which it is forbidden to put inedible items in food. There are no exceptions for toys.
On many beaches in Spain, it is strictly forbidden to use shampoo or shower gel. Violators are fined 1, 500 euros. The ban is explained by concern for the purity of the water in the sea. On the Spanish island of Mallorca, you cannot leave trash on the beach. The fine is € 300. An even more impressive amount will have to be paid for drinking alcohol on the beach.
In Thailand, their king is treated with great respect. And his portrait flaunts on banknotes. Therefore, one should not show disrespect to money either. It is forbidden to wrinkle them, tear them, throw them on the ground and even carry them in the back pocket of your trousers. And in Thailand, it is forbidden to feed elephants. The fine is about $ 300.
The Acropolis of Athens is visited by millions of tourists every year. Accordingly, the Greek authorities are concerned about the preservation of this unique architectural monument: tourists should wear only flat-soled shoes so that they do not destroy the Acropolis, which is several thousand years old, with heels.
In the famous Italian park Cinque Terre, which is located on the coast of the Gulf of Genoa, tourists are not allowed to wear slippers during the excursion. In rocky terrain, they cause injury. Therefore, even the police are ordered to inspect the shoes of tourists.
One of the US tourists, while in Singapore, spat on the sidewalk. He was immediately stopped by a policeman and issued a fine of $ 300. Moreover, it was necessary to pay it within two days. Otherwise, the amount of the fine increased significantly - up to $ 2, 000.
It would seem that free travel on public transport is not a serious violation. But, in many European countries, the fine for this is simply huge - up to 1, 500 euros. Moreover, the next time you get a visa to enter this country, serious problems may arise.
Even if it is very hot outside, you should not swim in the fountain. In Rome, for example, the police issue hundreds of fines per season for violators, the amount of which reaches 900 euros. In many Italian resorts, it is forbidden to collect not only shells on the beaches, but even sand.
In Spain, many tourists prefer to jump into the pool directly from the hotel balcony. The authorities even had to impose fines - 400 euros. And in Vienna, the capital of Austria, you can't kiss on public transport. However, the fine for such a violation is not so great - about 50 euros.
Since May 1, 2008, it has been banned in Venice to feed pigeons in the central Piazza San Marco. The city administration believes that there are too many pigeons here and they pollute the streets and houses. Poultry feed sellers have been hit hardest by the ban. And they even filed a lawsuit. But, we lost the case.