The constitution and other laws and policies generally protect religious freedom.
Certain types of religious headdress are permissible in photographs for national identity documents provided the face is visible and not shadowed. The law does not prohibit spoken blasphemy, but the Criminal Code prohibits written blasphemous, vulgar language. Conviction for such an act carries up to two years of imprisonment, although this section of law is rarely, if ever, enforced.
The government funds public schools administered by “traditional” Christian denominations. Students at such schools are not obliged to attend religion classes.
To qualify for customs tax exemptions and other privileges, religious groups must register with the Home Affairs Department, which issues licenses for religious groups, buildings, and events. Applications are routinely granted.
Foreign missionaries require either a worker’s permit or a waiver from the minister of labor. Foreign missionaries must demonstrate prior experience and have the sponsorship of a registered religious group.