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Zanzibar is a semi-autonimous island in Tanzania.’ and a popular holiday spot for Western tourists.

Government officials of Zanzibar are now urging tourists to dress decently and respect the “sensibilities” of the local culture or they will be fined.

Tanzania is a predominantly muslim country so modest dressing is something the locals abide by.

Tourism Minister Lela Muhamed Mussa stated that some visitors walked “almost naked” on the streets.

She said that tour guides would also be fined at least $700 (£500) if their clients were not appropriately dressed.

Ms Mussa said that restaurants and hotels should also advise visitors to adhere to “their code of conduct”.

“It’s their role to educate the visitors so if they break the rules we will also fine them,” she said.

She added: “Our goal is not to fine the tourists but to ensure that people dress respectfully.”


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