Countries around the world all have their own unique customs

The bizarre local laws you need to know when travelling to these 14 countries

Countries around the world all have their own unique customs, with many having strict laws in place for travellers' safety.

If you are heading to one of the following popular destinations this year, MyBaggage.com have identified 14 of the most unusual international laws to be aware of to avoid facing a hefty fine.

In Florence it is an offence to eat or drink while sitting on church steps or within a church courtyard. The same law applies to eating near any public buildings.

1. Italy - Do not eat on the church steps

In Florence it is an offence to eat or drink while sitting on church steps or within a church courtyard. The same law applies to eating near any public buildings.
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Feeding the pigeons on the streets of San Francisco is a big no. If you are caught doing so, you could be landed with a hefty fine.

2. San Francisco - Do not feed the pigeons

Feeding the pigeons on the streets of San Francisco is a big no. If you are caught doing so, you could be landed with a hefty fine.
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It is an offence to bring Bibles into the Maldives. Public observance of any religion apart from Islam is prohibited.

3. Maldives - Leave your Bible at home

It is an offence to bring Bibles into the Maldives. Public observance of any religion apart from Islam is prohibited.
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Drivers in France are legally required to carry a breathalyser in their car. If you are caught without the gadget you will be given a fine.

4. France - Carry a breathalyser

Drivers in France are legally required to carry a breathalyser in their car. If you are caught without the gadget you will be given a fine.
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