Life Your rights Which countries criminalise the gender identity and expression of trans people? If you are a trans or non-binary person who intends to travel abroad, you may want to be aware of the laws of countries you may be visiting. The list of countries that criminalise on the basis of gender expression is much shorter than the list of countries that criminalise homosexuality, but is still information to be aware of for your safety. The list below contains the maximum sentences in each country against the gender expression of trans people. While this list is useful as a first indicator of a country's stance, it is no means definitive and tells you very little about the specific laws in each individual location. The different offences resulting in each sentence below may be very different. We recommend that before travelling anywhere you first check the Foreign Office website, search for the desired country, and look for guidance directed at LGBT+ people in the ‘Local laws and customs’ tab. It's also worth noting that countries not on this list are not necessarily safe for trans people, who in many parts of the world are at risk of violence and persecution, even if the country in question has not legislated against trans people. For further information, check the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association website. Brunei Up to 3 months in prison, a fine of up to $1000, or both Gambia Up to 5 years in prison and a possible fine Indonesia Up to 2 years and 8 months in prison, or a fine Kuwait Up to 1 year in prison, 1000 Kuwaiti dinar fine, or both Lebanon Up to 6 years in prison Malawi Up to six months in prison, fines up to K50 Malaysia Up to 3 years in prison, fines, and mandatory counselling Myanmar Up to 3 months in prison Nigeria Up to 10 years in prison Oman Up to 1 year in prison and a fine of OMR300 Saudi Arabia Unspecified sentence, but Saudi Arabia has arrested, flogged, and imprisoned those who appear to be cross-dressers South Sudan Up to 1 year in prison Sri Lanka Up to 3 years in prison and a possible fine Tonga Up to 1 year in prison, up to $100 fine, or both United Arab Emirates Up to 1 year in prison and a fine of up to 10000 dirhams What Next? MORE READING Check out Which countries criminalise homosexuality? For more information, check out Human Dignity Trust, Human Rights Watch, and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.