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Banned Abroad: 15 Things That Are Illegal to Bring Overseas

If you’re returning to the United States from a trip abroad, make sure you leave the ivory trinkets, absinthe, Kinder Eggs, and other items that are banned in America behind. But if you’re traveling internationally, you also need to pay attention to what you pack before you leave. It’s not too surprising you can’t bring your handgun or illegal drugs when traveling internationally. But some innocuous, everyday items you might carry with you are actually banned abroad. To avoid an unpleasant scene when you land, leave the following items at home if you’re traveling to certain countries.

1. Baby walkers

a chid uses a baby walker while a woman watches

a chid uses a baby walker while a woman watches A child uses a baby walker. | Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

If you’re traveling to Canada, don’t bother to pack your baby walker. These devices help babies who haven’t quite mastered walking around. But Canada has banned them since 2004 for safety reasons. Babies using walkers can fall, tip over, or crash into objects, according to experts. And though the devices are still legal in the U.S., pediatricians advise parents not to use them.

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