7 Funny Travel Warnings By Foreign Governments About US

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Foreign governments try to warn their citizens about the potential hazards in countries around the world where they may be traveling. Their missives include warnings about political hotspots, dangerous areas and other cautionary messages to help keep their citizens safe abroad.

Their comments about the US border on comedy.

Here are some examples:

  • In Wisconsin, do not wear cheese heads in hardtop vehicles. – Japanese government

 

  • Avoid Cleveland, Ohio. – German government

 

  • When traveling through Kansas, avoid trying to win plush toys with the crane game at truck stops. – Swedish government

 

  • Bring plenty of cash to San Francisco. Sidewalk squares rent for $7,000/night. – British government

 

  • Residents in Southern states may be difficult to understand due to their accents, especially if they are eating some praise-the-Lord-this-is-good sweet potato pie from Momma’s house. – Italian government

 

  • Do not speak to anyone in New York City. Anyone. – Spanish government

 

  • You may run into giddy people in groups of 4 spelling O-H-I-O with their bodies. They are generally safe to approach as long as long as you offer them beer. – Russian government

Wow, those are dire warnings from around the world. No wonder tourism is down.


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