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Never Go Commando in Thailand and 18 More Weird Rules Travelers Should Know

You never know what might get you in trouble abroad, so it's good to be aware of local laws and policies

There are many things one has to keep in mind when traveling: what to pack, what to wear, luggage restrictions, boarding passes, airport security procedures, visas, and more. Of course, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that you need to follow local rules and laws along the way.

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It should be easy enough — until you realize that there are many you could never even guess at. Some airlines, for example, have dress code restrictions that could get you booted off the plane if you don’t remember to follow them. Some countries forbid what we might think of as ordinary behavior. Some cities even regulate how you eat. We found some of the weirdest, funniest, and sometimes craziest rules and laws around the country and the world — strictures you might well run afoul of, innocently, in your travels. Here are some for you to laugh at and some to keep in mind so that you don’t end up in jail or get a hefty fine for hunting Bigfoot, playing in the sand, or simply holding a fish. We combed the globe and found these 19 weird travel rules you need to know before you go.