Interdean Advises Expats on Avoiding Obscure Laws

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The relocation specialists at Interdean have offered advice for British expats living abroad to avoid finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.

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In some cases, breaking these laws can result in fines, but in others it can lead to arrest and possibly a jail sentence.

It has been reported in Expat Forum that every year, British nationals accidently break the law, unaware of some particularly unusual rules and regulations. In St Mark’s Square in Venice for example, it is illegal to feed the pigeons, whilst chewing gum is not prohibited on Singapore’s transport system. In Barbados it is even forbidden to wear camouflage clothing. In some cases, breaking these laws can result in fines, but in others it can lead to arrest and possibly a jail sentence.

Those headed overseas are advised to check the Foreign Commonwealth Office for updates and warnings. This is particularly important for those travelling to Muslim countries such as the United Arab Emirates, where laws regarding alcohol and cigarettes can vary drastically.

Helping customers move around the world, Interdean offers a comprehensive range of services including excess baggage shipping, marine insurance and car and motor bike shipping overseas. As such the team were particularly interested by the rising problem. A representative from the firm offers their advice on the topic.

“It is essential for UK expats to be aware that laws and customs can differ considerably from country to country, even with countries that border each other. Before you move abroad we would recommend thoroughly researching your new destination. Remember that at Interdean we offer country information online to help you familiarise yourself with your new location before you leave.”

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Interdean helps families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students moving overseas. Established in 1958, Interdean provides moving, storage, shipping air freight, excess baggage, visa and immigration, and full relocation services to worldwide destinations. Interdean is FIDI FAIM PLUS accredited and has over 123 offices worldwide.

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