List of countries that block services and websites

VPN or access to some services is typically banned in countries that have authoritative laws, such as China, North Korea and Iran. Typically in all countries where journalist, activist and any human-rights movements are under control.

VPN is a must have tool to protect your information, especially in FREE public wifi zones. But be aware of using VPN service in countries not friendly with freedom of speech – you can break local laws using VPN and get into serious troubles.

Bahrain is known to block some content
Bahrain is said to block some websites

Belize blocks VOIP & Skype
It is being reported that the main telco is responsible for these blocks. It is not clear if any other services or web sites are blocked in Belize.

Brazil Blocks VOIP Services
There are reports that VOIP services are widely blocked by the main ISP in Brazil. It is unclear if other sites and services are being blocked.

Caribbean Blocks VOIP/Skype Services
In most Caribbean countries where Cable & Wireless operates it is being reported that all VOIP/Skype services are being blocked. We have not heard reports about whether other content is being blocked or if any other provider has placed any blocks on services.

China blocks VOIP, Skype & Website Content
China is known to block VOIP, Skype (some report it is usable on your computer but via phone), and many websites such as YouTube, Facebook etc.. are blocked

Egypt is reported to block all VOIP/Skype Services & many web sites/web content.
Egypt is known to have blocks on many websites.

Iran is known to block many websites
Iran is said to heavily filter a large number of websites

Jordan is reported to block all VOIP/Skype Services & many web sites/web content.
Jordan is known to have blocks on many websites.

Kuwait is reported to block all VOIP/Skype Services & many web sites/web content.
Kuwait is reported to block all VOIP/Skype Services & many web sites/web content.

Libya is known to block web content
Libya blocks some websites.

Malasyia is known to block websites/webcontent
Malaysia is widely known to block specific websites and content.

Mexico blocks VOIP/Skype services
Various ISPs in Mexico are said to be blocking VOIP related services. It is unclear if any other services or content are being blocked.

Morocco blocks some web content
Morocco is known to block some web content including VOIP, Skype, Whatsapp, Viber.

Myanmar is known to block many websites
Myanmar is known to block lots of content.

North/South Korea are known to block VOIP and other web content
The North is said to have more restrictive policies towards content. In South Korea it is said that only VOIP/Skype services are blocked.

Oman blocks all VOIP/Skype services and web content
Oman is blocking all VOIP/Skype services and many web sites.

Pakistan is reported to block VOIP/Skype & web content
Pakistan is known to have a lot of content and service restrictions including VOIP & Skype.

Paraguay is known to block all VOIP/Skype services
Paraguay blocks all VOIP and Skype services

Qatar blocks VOIP/Skype & Other Web Based Content
Qatar is reported to block all VOIP/Skype Services & many web sites/web content.

Saudi Arabia blocks many websites
Saudi Arabia is known to block lots of content.

Syria
Syria is known to have blocks on many websites.

Thailand
Thailand is known to block different content from the web.

Tunisia is known to block many websites
Tunisia is known to block lots of content.

Turkey
Turkey is known to block specific web sites and services.

United Arab Emirates (UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi) Blocks VOIP/Skype & Other Websites/Services
Both ISPs DU & Etisalat are known to block all forms of VOIP and many websites.

Vietnam blocks different web content
Vietnam is known to have blocks on many services websites and web/content.

Yemen blocks many websites
Yemen is known to block lots of content.

Note that when you hide the usage of the prohibited service like Skype etc. via VPN, you can break local laws. Establishing a VPN tunnel can be tracked by local authorities. If the service is blocked, and you access it via VPN, than you break the law and can face serious charges.

Note: You don’t need to travel abroad, many ISPs in North America actively block VOIP and Skype as a way to prevent competition. By breaking their terms and conditions you can face business lawsuit.