French police hand out leaflets warning tourists visiting the Alps not to wear burkas and niqabs

French police are handing out notices to tourists visiting the Alps reminding them that veils that cover the face are banned.

A ban ‘prohibiting concealment of the face in public space,’ came into force in 2011 in the country, and now tourists are being reminded to abide by the law.

The warnings are to address an increasing number of people who are visiting the mountain areas from countries where the wearing of the burqa and niqab is permitted.

  • Waffle

    Say what you like about the French, but they are very responsible. After all, it would be a bitch if one of those long swaths of cloth got caught in the gear of a ski lift when all some woman wanted to do was observe her newly-conquered territory from on high. If it could happen on a Montreal escalator, it could certainly happen on Mont Blanc.

  • No cult or gang clothing, please.

  • Linda1000

    King Salman of Saudi, currently on holiday in the French Riviera with his 400+ entourage doesn’t put up with such nonsense of how to dress. He just closes the public beach down in front of his palace and installs an elevator so he he doesn’t get sand in his sandals walking from his palace to the beach.

  • Barrington Minge

    Someone put out the garbage bags again.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Permitted or Mandated?