This is defined as "the act, by any means, even a passive attitude, to solicit another in the aim of inciting him or her to have sexual relations in exchange for remuneration or a promise of remuneration.' Owning or operating a brothel, procuring and living off the avails of prostitution are illegal.These are defined as helping or protecting someone to prostitute themselves; profiting from the prostitution of another or receiving funds from someone who prostitutes themselves habitually, hiring or training someone to prostitute themselves or pressuring someone to prostitute themselves.
Female must register and must undergo regular health checks for sexually transmitted diseases every 20 days and police can check whether the prostitutes are registered and have attended the STI clinic or not.
Operators of unlicensed brothels and unregistered sex workers are guilty of an offence.
If a registered sex worker does not present for examination she is contacted by police who can take her to a doctor for examination.
Sex workers who infringe regulations may be immediately deported.
Public order laws can be used to arrest women for soliciting for sex in public places.
Most law is not enforced so all forms of sex work are common throughout the country.
Official policy is to focus on limiting trafficking and child sexual exploitation.
All sex workers must apply for a permit to enter the country to work.
An extra provision makes it illegal to be a ‘common prostitute wandering in the public streets or public highways, or in any place of public resort and behaving in a riotous or indecent manner’.
The law applies to both men and women who sell sex. (1) which makes ‘buggery’ illegal is used for against transgender and male sex workers.
Sex workers can be charged with public order and traffic offences and migrant sex workers are subject to vigorous enforcement of anti-trafficking and immigration rules. Law enforcement varies across the country and discreet brothels are tolerated in towns and cities across the country.