Different countries have different rules. What souvenirs you cannot bring home

A souvenir taken during a trip can easily cause unexpected and unpleasant consequences. Coral accessories or mussel ashtray can bring you not joy, but a fine or a threat to get in jail.
The reason is customs rules that differ from a country to a country. Not all the souvenirs or cosmetic products are allowed to be taken out.
So, what one needs to know choosing souvenirs for themselves or their family.

Turkey
Different countries have different rules. What souvenirs you cannot bring home

Turkey has not been always loyal to its tourists. In 2014, one of tourists was sent in jail due to taking a little stone bought in a regular souvenir shop. Customs workers considered it to be a finding of an important historical worth whose export is punished to 12 years in jail in Turkey.

Forbidden to be taken out:

Antiques, old things, and carpets can be exported if they are not more than 100 years old. If they are less, you need to show a certificate or a bill proving it. You are also not allowed to take jewelry that cost more 15 000 dollars.

Egypt
Different countries have different rules. What souvenirs you cannot bring home

Some years ago a couple from Britain was arrested at the airport. An antique copper coin and a Bible of the 16th century were found in their luggage. The tourists were released only after expertise that proved those were just souvenirs.

Forbidden to be taken out:

You cannot take historical artifacts, corals, sea shells, ivory, and other flora and fauna.

China
Different countries have different rules. What souvenirs you cannot bring home

You cannot take out objects of art and culture from China without certificates or bills. You are also not allowed to export weapons including souvenirs like dagger, rapiers, swords, etc.

Germany
Different countries have different rules. What souvenirs you cannot bring home

In 2014, Justin Bieber’s monkey was confiscated during the arrival at the airport in Munich. You shouldn’t also try to take big sums of money.

Things that are forbidden to be taken out are:
Artworks, objects of artistic and historical value;
More than 10 liters of petrol in a spare gas can.
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