9 Countries You Can’t Visit If You Wear Niqab

You Can Not Visit These 9 Countries If You Wear A Niqab

The niqab is a face veil that a minority of Muslim women wear to cover their faces. It is very different from the Hijab, the Hijab only covers the head, but the Niqab covers the head as well as the face.

Here are the countries where you can not wear a Face veil or cannot visit if you wear one;

1. Austria

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SBS News confirmed that Austria has put a hijab ban in 2018. Even though Austria only forms just 7 percent of Muslims, it did not stop them from barring people from wearing the veil.

2. Quebec (Canada)

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New York Times quoted, that Quebec in Canada has made a very strict law when it comes to facing the veil. If someone is wearing the Face veil in Quebec, Canada that person cannot even use public transport, can not see the doctor, and can not get a job. In a nutshell, if you wear a face veil you will be having nothing in Quebec.

3. Latvia

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As per BBC, in 2016 Latvia banned the face veil.

4. Congo

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After Gabon banned the Niqab, Chad followed its lead.

5. Bulgaria

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According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Bulgarian parliament passed a law imposing a strict ban on the Face veil in September 2016.

6. Chad

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As per Reuters, Chad is a Muslim-majority country, but still, they have put a ban on Face Veil and one cannot simply wear it.

7. Gabon

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Face veil is considered prohibited in Gabon and one can not go near oil fields in Niqab.

8. Belgium

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Since 2011, Belgium has banned wearing Niqab. Wearing it publically can land you in jail for seven days with a huge fine imposed on you.

9. France

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It was France, the first country to legally impose a ban on Niqab. And if you are wearing a Niqab and want to visit the Eiffel Tower, it can get you arrested as it is a clear violation of the law as per French laws. It even showed a Hijabi girl as a monkey!

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