The popular tourist hotspots where you could be fined or JAILED for wearing a bikini… and some of them may surprise …
This is just a handful of popular tourist destinations where wearing a bikini away from the beach can get you in a lot of trouble Instagram model Kinsey Golden was recently asked to cover up while travelling in the Philippines
Holidaymakers found to be in breach of the rule could face a fine of up to £260.
A similar law also exists in Majorca, where in 2014 Palma City Council announced it would be issuing fines of up to £500 for those found flouting it.
Travel blogger Vicky Philpott, from Flip Flop Travels, said: “This isn’t just a case of you feeling free and relaxed on your holidays, you can actually land yourself in a lot of trouble if you don’t obey the local laws.
“Some places may surprise you – public nudity is illegal in Fiji for example, and that includes swimming topless.
“There’s no one rule fits all.”
For example, while Croatia continues to grow in popularity with Brit tourists, many wouldn’t be aware that officials on the island of Hvar can fine you £120 for walking around the town in swimwear.
Those found in breach of this could face jail, or being turned away from any bars or restaurants they may try to enter.
In 2010, a British woman was arrested in Dubai for wearing a bikini at a shopping mall
And despite Turkey being famed for its stunning sea resorts, tourists who wear their bikini in areas away from beaches also face arrest.
Like Dubai, the country is Muslim and therefore has much stricter indecency laws than most Western countries.
Vicky added: “Follow what others are doing and be aware of what the norm is around you, don’t just expect it to be the same as at home.
“If in doubt, check out the local government website, or just ask the lifeguards at the beach. Don’t just assume.
“Know where you’re actually going to cause offence, and where you might just raise a few eyebrows. Respect the local culture and only strip off when it’s appropriate.”
The stunning Maldives, pictured, are predominantly Muslim and therefore strict indecency rules apply beyond its tourist resorts
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