When planning a holiday, local rules and laws of a country are not something we think about, before embarking on our trip. But maybe we should, as breaking some of them could land us in a whole lot of trouble. Whether these laws are still applicable or not, ignorance is no excuse in the eyes of the law. Cultural differences may cause misunderstandings, so here are some laws to think about before you leave on your next trip.
1. The sale of chewing gum has been prohibited in Singapore after authorities noticed a large amount of chewed gum stuck in subways and on cars. However, you are allowed to actually chew gum for medical reasons. (http://www.hotelclub.com/blog/singapore-weird-laws/) (http://travel.ca.msn.com/10-weird-laws-from-around-the-world#image=8)
2. In Japan, allergy/sinus medications that contain pseudoephedrine such as Vicks inhalers and Sudafed are prohibited. Medications that contain codeine are also banned and shouldn’t be brought into Japan.
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