13 Weird Things Other Countries Strictly Forbid

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3. You won’t find a McDonald’s in Bermuda.

This is because of the 1977 Prohibited Restaurants Act, which blocks any foreign restaurant chains from operating in Bermuda and imposes either six months of jail time or a $5,000 fine for trying to open such a franchise.

The only exception is the single KFC restaurant in Hamilton, Bermuda because it opened in 1970 and was grandfathered in.

4. Cell phones were banned in Cuba until 2008.

Actually, it’s more accurate to say they were restricted to employees of foreign business and state officials under Fidel Castro’s leadership. His brother Raúl decided to lift the restrictions after he assumed power.

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