What cannot be done in the countries of Europe and Asia and what is the penalty for this?

In every country there are rules, for the violation of which both local and tourists will receive a substantial fine. Most often, the bans are predictable, but some local laws surprise even seasoned travelers. Therefore, it is better to be aware of all the nuances.

Find out in this article what you shouldn’t do in Europe and Asia and what kind of fine you face for a violation.


We do not think that you will want to swim in the fountain in Rome, but just in case, know that the fine for this case is from € 450. Also, the law prohibits putting your feet into a fountain, bathing dogs and other animals there, standing on ledges and even eating near fountains. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, if anything, is not allowed and with friendsх city attractions.

You probably know that there are many drinking fountains in Rome. So, drinking directly from them is strictly forbidden, but filling a bottle with water is welcome.

Well, for the information of all romantics: in the eternal city it is forbidden to hang “locks of love” on bridges. If they see, they will punish.

IN Venice picnics are prohibited. If you are ready to pay a € 100 fine, then your health, of course. Also keep in mind that for a bike ride in the pedestrian zone of the city, you face a fine of € 100, for swimming in the canals – € 500. A fine of € 400 in Venice punishes everyone who does not end up in the trash and spoil attractions with inscriptions.

For several years in Venice it has been forbidden to feed pigeons in Piazza San Marco, for violation – a fine from € 50 to € 200.

In Florence for buying a souvenir in a street vendor’s shop, you can be fined from € 25 to € 200. It would seem strange, but in this way the authorities of Florence are fighting illegal trade on city streets.

If you’re on Sardinia, don’t even think of taking sand from the beach with you as a souvenir, otherwise you will pay from € 1000. Bans on the export of sand and stones are not uncommon, so always carefully read the signs on the beaches.

Not everyone knows, but on the beaches of Italy it is forbidden to “reserve” a place for yourself with a towel, umbrella or any other items. For violation – from € 200 fine. In this way, the authorities fight against pollution of the beach and the sea.


Beach showers cannot be misused in Mallorca. If you want to shower an apple, cook € 750. And in Magaluf – one of the top resorts in Mallorca is prohibited from building sand castles. For creativity, you can be fined € 100. The explanation, by the way, is quite logical: sand structures on the beach can interfere with the work of rescuers.

This is not the only beach ban in Spain. On the beaches from Alcudia to Ca’n Picafort, musicians are not welcome at all, the fine for playing any instrument is € 300.


Swiss mountain village authorities Bergün tourists were forbidden to photograph this village because of its beauty. They say that Bergün’s pictures on social networks can make other people (who do not live there, or have never been there) unhappy. The fine for violation is small – € 5, the money goes to nature protection.

Behind this law, according to Bergün’s tourist office, is the “most daring” PR move.

Bergün is a small commune in the south-east of Switzerland with a population of about 500. The village is located in the mountains, at an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level and is truly striking in its beauty.


In the historic center Split and Dubrovnik it is forbidden to go in a swimsuit and with a naked torso. For a walk in this form, you will need to pay € 65. If you break it a second time, the amount of the fine will double.


At the train station in Belgium, bags must not be forgotten. If they determine whose belongings, they will be asked to pay € 100. With the help of fines, the country is fighting the number of suspicious suitcases in public places.

If you are in Belgium in winter, remember that it is forbidden to throw snowballs there. A violation will be fined at least € 100.


Since 1910, it has been forbidden in Paris to kiss at train stations so as not to delay the departure of the train. This rule was never abolished, but it was not strictly observed even in those days. There is no punishment for violation.


Singapore shines with cleanliness, thanks in part to hefty fines. Spitting on the sidewalk or having a snack somewhere on the bench will cost around $ 1000. Last year, e-cigarettes were banned in Singapore, with a $ 2,000 fine for violators. For smoking regular cigarettes in public places – a fine of $ 150.

Chewing gum on the street, on the bus or in any other public place in Singapore will cost you $ 1000. An attempt to introduce chewing gum into the country faces a fine of $ 500.

For vandalism (writing or drawings on the walls, putting up posters, etc.), a fine is $ 1465. For being drunk in public places, near police stations, state and religious institutions, a fine is from $ 735. Also, in Singapore, animals cannot be transported by public transport (fine – from $ 370), only guide dogs travel for free.


The Gulou Hotpot restaurant in Dubai operates a buffet-style service: you pay € 12 and get 2-hour unlimited food. But! If you can’t handle the portion, you’ll pay about € 12 more. With the help of such measures, the restaurant tries to teach guests to be conscious about the consumption of food.

Also in the UAE it is forbidden to drink alcohol and smoke in public places. For this case, there is a huge fine, deportation or even prison. Alcohol is served in hotels and in many city restaurants and bars (there is also alcohol in specialized stores), but drinking on the street or walking around in an apparently drunk state is definitely not worth it.


In the city of Binalonan, rumors are prohibited by law. According to city officials, gossip provokes scandals, and time spent on backbiting can be spent on good deeds. For violation there is a fine of € 3.5 and community service.