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TravelHaven Tips — Camouflage Ban

This is something I didn’t know until a client told me. So I researched it and here’s what I found.

A number of Caribbean countries, including Barbados, Jamaica, St. Vincent, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Lucia, ban the wearing of camouflage except by members of their military and/or police.

  • The wearing of any form of camouflage clothing is illegal in Barbados. Do not dress in, or carry, items made camouflage material.
  • In St. Lucia use of camouflage bags or clothing is illegal unless you’re military personnel.
  • It is illegal to wear any form of camouflage clothing in St. Vincent & The Grenadines.
  • Grenada police said they have adopted a “zero policy stance” regarding the wearing of camouflage clothing in public and are warning both visitors and locals to desist from doing so.
  • The Jamaican Parliament has passed a law banning all camouflage clothing, except for uniforms worn by the police. The police don’t want civilians to be mistaken for police officers.

So unless you want to be fined or possibly even jailed, leave those camo shirts, shorts, wallets, and purses at home when you visit Caribbean destinations.