Walk holding hands, kissing in public and even fiddling with your partner is something that can be very normal for us, but not everywhere in the world it is like that. In fact, in some cities these "innocent" demonstrations of affection are prohibited and those who challenge the system can pay up to jail for such an offense.
If you are thinking of spending a romantic vacation with your partner, you better take a look at this list.You must be very careful in showing your love in the public spaces of these countries, it is not going to be that what at first were going to be a dream vacation end up being a real nightmare.
Forbidden kisses and caresses
1. MexicoMexico City - Jess Kraft
You may be surprised that Mexico is on this list, however, in the state of Guanajuato they are a little more conservative than in the rest of the country. In fact, in 2009 a law was created in which it is forbidden to kiss in public.
In Guanajuato they take the law very seriously, after in 2012 they arrested and fined a citizen for kissing his wife on public roads.
2. MalaysiaPerhentian Islands, Malaysia - haveseen
The majority of the population of Malaysia is Muslim, so they are quite closed and conservative in demonstrations of affection in public spaces. In the Asian country it is considered offensive to kiss or caress in public and such an act can receive a penalty of up to one year in jail.
Although many may think that these are laws that only exist on paper, in 2006 a Chinese couple was arrested for kissing in a park. If you travel with your partner it is important that you be cautious in that regard.
This African country is one of the strictest, here gay couples can be punished in the north with 14 years in prison and in the south with death. For their part, heterosexual couples cannot show any kind of affection in public because it is also a crime.
Pakistanis consider demonstrations of affection in public in very bad taste. They are usually very demanding with their citizens, which is why a great controversy was generated when in 2007 the tourism minister, Nilofar Bakhtiar, was captured by photographers sitting on the legs of her personal trainer. The reaction of the public was swift and thousands of people took to the streets asking for his resignation.
Forbidden to show love
5. DubaiDubai - Luciano Mortula
This spectacular city has risen to fame in recent years for the grandeur of its buildings and the extravagances of its citizens. It is not for less, since in a very short time it has become one of the most modern and impressive cities in the world.
Despite how spectacular this city is, it is a paradise that you should avoid knowing on your honeymoon. Here it is forbidden to kiss or hug in public and even look directly into your eyes.
The penalties for breaking this law are a fine or even prison, although many say that the country is softening this type of policies in order to promote and increase tourism. In any case it is better to be safe than sorry, so we recommend that you be very cautious when traveling to the fabulous Dubai.
6. SwazilandSwaziland - LauraVl
This small African country is very demanding in terms of demonstrations of affection. In fact, the legislation created a list that lists a series of crimes, including kissing, hugging, holding hands and else. Something tells us that it is not a good idea to go on a honeymoon to Swaziland.
This Asian country is one of the most permissive. While they don't allow demonstrations like kisses or hugs in public, you can hold hands with your partner without being fined or arrested.
«The most beautiful moment of love, the only one that truly intoxicates us, is this prelude: the kiss»
It is always recommended that we look for all possible information about the countries and cities that we plan to know. Only then can we learn a little more about their traditions and norms and avoid committing any act that, although it is completely normal for us, for another culture can become truly offensive.
Do you know other countries where it is forbidden to show love in public?