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Legal Matters

The police have been known to arrest people for having minute quantities of drugs in their possession, despite official policy being more lenient.

Visitors – unlike Israeli citizens – are not allowed to proselytise. Religion is a sensitive matter, so sharing your faith’s ‘good news’ too enthusiastically can lead to angering locals and complications with the police.

If you’re arrested, there’s little your embassy can do for you while the legal process plays itself out, other than sending a low-ranking diplomat to visit you.