Don't wear camo attire on certain Caribbean Islands

In the Caribbean islands of Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent , the  wearing of camouflage by non-members of their military is illegal.  Camouflage color, to include accessories like bags, is only worn by military and/or police and they don't want to introduce confusion by civilian wear.   Fines or imprisonment could be imposed if enforced.

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Interesting. A good piece of advice.

Yes, I read this several years ago. Apparently a lot of cruisers haven't read or seen this.

Been to Barbados, Jamaica.. Went wandering...most days old camo shirt, jeans..go-to-hell hat...she didn't look much different...altho being a woman, etc etc...nobody bothered us with so much as a second look. No they weren't cruise tours either...we were on our own... I knew some folks in Barbados, since passed. Probably one of the most civilized islands there. Frankly theres folks right here in the good ol USA that "dress up" in the kind of stuff I wore when SAM was paying me..(sposed to make me invisible...not).....grown adults...I think they look weird...expecting an invasion?..I guess if I was a local and saw some looney toons wandering around in full battle dress, top to bottom, I'd get a bit leery too..we have met the enemy...they is us....moving on.....

Interesting. Never knew about this. was born in Jamaica, although I migrated to the US over 30 years ago.

Just occurred to'd think there would be warnings all over cruise lines websites, and on ships...and then o course, how about folks cruising those islands from say...Japan, Korea, Nam. even Europe...not just some ridiculous Mericans….you'd think folks would be detained, arrested, headlines all over...never heard of it either...if it is REALLY a written down law (which in some parts of the world doesn't make any difference anyway), it sure isn't being wont apply to my uniform of the day.. shorts, course I happen to like green...lotsa pockets...old habits etc...but not to dinner....looking like a slob at dinner would make a S.A. jail a safe haven from her wrath...

We were warned on a recent cruise to leave the camo attire on the ship by the CD. Not sure if everyone listened, but we were told.

In January 2007 when we ported in Tortola there was an announcement over the ship PA before we got off that passengers were nnot allowed to wear camo on the island and anyone wearing cammo would not be allowed out of the port compound.

This is true. Thanks for informing others of this.


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