June 15th, 2012, 04:18 PM
Camo shorts ok?
My fiance wants to buy a new pair of camo cargo shorts to wear in Jamaica. I've heard that it is a bad idea to wear camo outside of the US and that it's even illegal in some places. Anyone worn camo to Jamaica?
June 16th, 2012, 11:33 AM
You're fine, I have two camo swimsuits I wore and my hubby wore his camo shorts for our travel clothes, and he also has a pair of camo swimtrunks he wore all week. No worries.... this has been so overblown. The law is not to impersonate a law enforcement officer, as in a police uniform. It doesn't mean not to wear camo clothes, swimsuits or shorts.... shoot I even bought a pair of camo flip flops at the resort!
June 16th, 2012, 05:32 PM
Just got back from CSA and my husband wore camo shorts with no issues.
June 16th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Can you describe camo cargo shorts please - we're from the UK and haven't come across these - a photo would be great! Always like to to keep up to date with the latest look!!
Mad about tennis
June 17th, 2012, 08:06 PM
For the poster that wanted a photo.
June 18th, 2012, 11:13 AM
They'll be fine although nobody will be able to see him, being in disguise and all.
June 18th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Originally Posted by LifeLoveEnergy
June 19th, 2012, 12:10 PM
As the other posters have noted, it's generally ok in Jamaica (especially if you stay on the resort).
It is illegal to wear camo that resembles the style worn by the Jamaican police.
This gives a picture of what the police style looks like (and if you're just wearing shorts, you're cool!)
It's a legit question though. Some caribbean nations (Barbados and T&T comes to mind) do prohibit civilians from wearing any camo gear. In some places, it's not just because you might look like you belong to the police or military, but because such clothing is favored by "the bad guys" (rebels, drug runners, etc.)
June 20th, 2012, 03:53 AM
my husband wore camo alot in jamaica. no problems. now when we went to st lucia on the other hand.... had to strip down and change out of camo shorts right in the airport. who knew?
June 20th, 2012, 01:08 PM
This article refers to St Lucia not Jamaica. Prime Minister Stephenson King is the Prime Minister of St. Lucia. The article in the second link also got this wrong.
Originally Posted by jagorham
June 22nd, 2012, 08:43 AM
Oddly, in 2010 when flying from the UK with Virgin on our way to Tower Island, I was asked to change my trousers if I wanted to check-in and board the flight!
I was told cargo trousers (as we call them in UK) were against the companies dress code and I'd get hassled in Jamaica as people would think I was in Arrmy.
Well.....no hassle although to be fair I only wore them in the resort and I searched the airlines web site for a dress code policy which appears not to exist!
June 22nd, 2012, 12:17 PM