Camouflage in the Caribbean?

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#5
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This is very old news. We have been cruising over forty years, and have known about camo bans in Barbados for as long as we can remember. Must admit that we did not know about Jamaica. But as a long time cruiser we simply avoid camo stuff anywhere. And by the way, it is not a capital crime in Barbados. . We once witnessed a teen boy being stopped on the pier (at Barbados) and simply being told he would have to go back onboard and change his shorts.

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#7
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Originally posted by Hlitner
This is very old news. We have been cruising over forty years, and have known about camo bans in Barbados for as long as we can remember. Must admit that we did not know about Jamaica. But as a long time cruiser we simply avoid camo stuff anywhere. And by the way, it is not a capital crime in Barbados. . We once witnessed a teen boy being stopped on the pier (at Barbados) and simply being told he would have to go back onboard and change his shorts.

Hank
Hank has it right. At my age I certainly wouldn't be wearing any camo outfit to begin with, but I've known for a long time that it is not acceptable, in general, throughout the Caribbean.
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Camo also banned in many African countries - we simply never pack camo to travel abroad. Mostly because we don't have any - but even if we did, we wouldn't.
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Perhaps it is old news...but I, myself have never heard of this. (I guess I am a dummy) Although this does not affect me, I am sure it may affect others that also did not know this..so I appreciate the info.
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Camo is either banned or not a good idea in many parts of the world.


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There's usually been a warning on the ship's newspaper about this when we've travelled; we, too, discovered that we had camo under the rim of a sunhat and had to rebuy on one occasion- we'd just never noticed!
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#14
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Camouflage is a "no no" for most Caribbean islands.
Also, it's the camouflage pattern in any colors.
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#15
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Originally posted by zqvol
Nothing new here. When you travel, unless you are going hunting leave your camo at home.
And even if you are going hunting, camo is frequently inappropriate.
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Originally posted by champagne123
Perhaps it is old news...but I, myself have never heard of this. (I guess I am a dummy) Although this does not affect me, I am sure it may affect others that also did not know this..so I appreciate the info.
Same here. I've been on several cruises and had no idea about this. I don't wear it, but it's good to know in case I ever travel with someone who might have something with a camo design on it.
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Camo is for military only in Bermuda.

Rumor has it Swear word's on a tee in Barbados can land you in Jail.
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It's only old news if you've heard it before, there are new people cruising/traveling for the first time every day and I'm sure this would be new news to them.
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#20
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I think this subject is always interesting. I guess some folks assume that new members automatically know all the old subjects. Things change, so an occasion review is good for the forum.

I was shopping for shorts yesterday and noted how popular camo patterns are still popular and stylish. I was even surprised to see a few people wearing camo in Europe on the Rick Steves show.

Burt