The constitution provides for freedom of worship, and the right to practice and change religion. Rastafarians continue to express concern that government practices, which include prohibition of marijuana use, vaccination in public schools, and headdress restriction, negatively impact their religious activities and convictions. They also complained of being subjected to undue scrutiny at security checkpoints.
There were no reports of significant societal actions affecting religious freedom.
The U.S. embassy engaged representatives of the government and civil society on religious freedom issues.