Prostitution is illegal in Africa, Asia, Europe, Ocenea, North and South America
In these countries prostitution is illegal OR procuring illegal. The punishment for prostitution varies considerably: in some countries, it can incur the death penalty, in other jurisdictions, it is a crime punishable with a prison time, while in others it is a lesser administrative offense punishable only with a fine.
Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic Cote d’Ivoire Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Sierra Leone.
India, Afganistan, Bahrain, Burma, Brunei, China, Iraq, Iran, Japan (illegal, but no judicial penalty is defined), Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia , North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Hong Kong, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Singapore, Timor-Leste.
Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom.
- NORTH AMERICA:
Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States (no federal law, but illegal in all states except Nevada, where some rural counties license brothels, see Prostitution in the United States), Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.
- SOUTH AMERICA:
Guyana, Suriname, Argentina, Brazil, Chile.
Fiji, Samoa, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu [hr 28], Vanuatu, The Federated States of Micronesia, Australia, Tonga.