List of countries with alcohol prohibition

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The following countries have or had comprehensive prohibitions against alcohol. Particularly the term refers to the banning of the manufacture, storage (whether in barrels or in bottles), transportation, sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.


Currently, alcohol prohibition is enforced in many Muslim-majority countries and some regions of India.[1]



  1. ^ In 2020, South Africa reimposed a ban on alcohol sales in July[4] after an initial ban ended on June 1.[5]


  1. ^ "Alcohol Prohibition in Foreign Countries". Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  2. ^ "States with total and phase-wise prohibition of alcohol in India". The Indian Express.
  3. ^ "India's Bihar alcohol ban struck down". BBC News. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19" BBC News. July 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "Coronavirus: South Africans cheer as alcohol goes back on sale" BBC News. June 1, 2020.
  6. ^ BBC News, Africa, Sudan scraps apostasy law and alcohol ban for non-Muslims, 12 July 2020,