Austria’s face covers will be banned from October 1

The Omani Embassy in Vienna is alerting its citizens to recent Austrian legislation of banning face covers in public. According to the Omani Embassy in Vienna, Austria’s face covers ban to come into effect on October 1, 2017. Accordingly, wearing of veils which cover the face will be banned at all public places in Austria. Police will be entitled to demand the removal of concealing covers after October 1. The legislation does not yet specifically name what apparel is banned and nevertheless those who violating the law will be fined.

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