Zambia Culture and Traditions

The possession or use of narcotics, including soft drugs such as marijuana, is strictly prohibited. Customs may ask to see prescriptions for any medication brought into the country. Drug taking and smuggling are offences. Punishments can be severe. Prisons conditions are very poor.

The possession of pornographic material is illegal in Zambia and offenders may be jailed and/or deported. Homosexuality is illegal in Zambia and those caught engaging in homosexual acts can be sentenced to several years’ imprisonment.

It is an offence to drive after drinking alcohol and to use a mobile telephone whilst driving.

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