Traveling is fun indeed and one experiences all the good and bad of the foreign laws. Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country where every woman prefers to wear a Burqa and Niqab without any sort of restrictions. There are some countries where niqab is not allowed and one who wears niqab must avoid visiting these places.
1-France: France is a country where every type of face-covering headgear including masks, helmet, balaclavas and especially niqab is banned to wear in public except under some specified circumstances and if any women caught wearing the niqab she will be heavenly fined.
It is also said that when the niqab ban came into effect one French millionaire offered to pay all the fines for women who wore the Niqab.
2-Belgium: Belgium followed the footsteps of France and banned the burqa and niqab in the country. The wearing of partial or total face veils in public was outlawed in the country in 2011.
Now the situation in the country has reached to such an extent that the women who wear a niqab in public places can be fined and be sentenced to up to seven days in jail.
3-Gabon: A sovereign and oil-rich country located on the equator has banned the wearing of niqab and face veils in every public and working places. The ban was applied for security measures and if you are a niqab wearer than you must make sure not to visit Gabon.
5-Bulgaria: In 2016 the full-face veil was banned by Bulgarian parliament under the drive of National Patriotic Front Coalition and women who breach the ban will have their social benefits cut off and also be heavenly fined.
6-Congo: Congo to has banned the niqab in public places just like its neighbor Gabon. The country banned the burqa and face veil as it said some people use the face veil and burqa as a disguise in order to commit the terrorist offense.
7-Latvia: In 2016, Latvia also joined the list of countries that banned niqab. The authorities of Latvia said the ban was applied to prevent a terrorist from smuggling weapons under their niqab and also to protect the country’s culture.
8-Quebec, Canada: The province of Quebec banned the face covering in October 2017. The ban also prevented people from receiving or delivering public services, working in government jobs or visiting the doctors in a government hospital.
9-Austria: Austria is a Muslim minority country where the Muslim population is just 7%. Austria imposed its ban on the woman and warned them to show their faces in public otherwise they will be fined. The ban decision was imposed on May 2018.
Source: Destination KSA