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25 Unusual Foreign Travel Warnings for Visiting the USA


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Welcome to America! Please enjoy your stay. You'll find that we're a very friendly people. But there are certain customs that you should be aware of so that you have the best experience. Shaunacy Ferro of Mental Floss has rounded up 25 travel warnings that countries have issued to their citizens traveling in the United States. For example, Germans shouldn't stalk people while in America:

Germany sees fit to advise its citizens against following and harassing others on American soil: “In the U.S., repeatedly following or repeatedly harassing another person, called ‘stalking,’ is punishable by law.”

Swiss people, please don't pee in the street:

Switzerland is careful to note that the U.S. takes a very hard-line stance against nudity, especially when kids are involved. Also, it cautions, don't pee on things: “The legal system can be very different from one state to another and is often inspired by more rigid moral principles than in Switzerland. For example, bathing topless or without a shirt is forbidden (even for children), as is urinating in the street or taking partially naked pictures of children (even at home).”

Chinese visitors, please don't cut in line:

Queuing etiquette is not universal. The Chinese government sees fit to warn its citizens of the U.S.’s obsession with line order: “In the United States, when many people are lining up for services at some distance away from the window, wait your turn in line. Failing to observe this convention could lead to unnecessary disputes.”

In the comments, please leave your own travel warnings--preferably alarmingly funny ones.

-via VA Viper


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