The “why” varies between countries, but it’s ILLEGAL TO WEAR CAMOUFLAGE IN: Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia or Zimbabwe. You probably won’t end up in jail, but you can expect to part ways with all your camouflage gear, even if they’re the only things you have on. This is yet another reminder to always pack a change of clothes in your Carry On Bag. Oh, and it’s illegal to even have camouflage with you, so expect be asked if you have any in your bags.
Camouflage laws are generally centered around a fear of confusion, rebellion or support of terrorist organizations. In Barbados it’s said that the rules are framed upon a desire for civilians not to be confused with members of the military on patrol. In other countries, historical uprisings or crime waves by camouflage wearing assailants are to blame. One thing is for certain: you don’t want to do a naked airport walk, especially when you know that EVERYONE has their camera out and are Ready to Video you and take pics!
Tourist have arrived in the various countries dressed in camouflage, only to find that their bag(s) have been delayed or lost. The Law Enforcement is strict and travelers have been forced to buy other garments that are available in airport gift shops to pass through customs. Believe it or not, some people are WARNED but, will still choose to wear camouflage in these countries just to see if they will be stopped and be made to change clothes.
JUST REMEMBER.... DO NOT WEAR OR PACK CAMOUFLAGE AND YOU WONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING!