Bad etiquette: When Brits abroad don't know they're causing offence

The (strange) travel laws you need to know if you don't want to get caught out abroad

A sunburnt couple of tourists at the beach

Certain laws and manners are the same all over the world - but there are many things that may be absolutely fine in the UK that could land you in hot water on holiday. In fact, the more you travel, the more it becomes clear that it can be pretty hazardous being a Brit abroad these days.

Did you know, for example, that you can't wear camouflage in Barbados? Or that you shouldn't eat with your hands in Chile? Or that it's incredibly insulting to give a German person German wine? All of these things and loads more can land you in serious trouble (or even jail in some cases!).

Travel agent has compiled a list of the 40 biggest tourist non-nos and what not to do on your holiday. We've rounded up a few of the most unusual laws below. Browse our slideshow and let us know about the strangest rules you have come across on your travels.

Tourist no-nos: Things that cause offence around the world

Tourist no-nos: Things that cause offence around the world

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