Government policies for flying whilst wearing a hijab, burka, niqab or a khimar
Law in France
From April 2011, it's illegal to wear a face-covering veil in public spaces in France. Veils or scarves such as the hijab or a khimar do not cover the face and therefore are not affected by this law. Muslim women wearing a face veil i.e burka or a niqab can be ordered to remove the garment in French airports but are free to put it back on during the flight which Air France also permits. Flight attendants can't ask a person to uncover their face as the French law can only be enforced by the French police and other public officials on the ground.
Law in Belgium
From 2015, Belgium has banned face-covering dress, such as the niqab or burka. However, hijabs and khimars are not in this ban. Airport security would want to see the person identity before they can board the plane.
Law in Austria
In 2017, a legal ban on face-covering such as niqabs and burkas was adopted by the Austrian parliament.
Law in Bulgaria
From 2016, a ban on the on donning the face-covering in public was added by the Bulgarian parliament.
Law in Latvia
As of 2016, a ban on the wearing of face-covering clothing in public was adopted by the Latvian government.
Law in the Netherlands
The Dutch government in January 2012 announced a ban on any types of face-covering and is popularly known as 'burka ban'. The burka was enforced in August 2019 in schools, public transport, hospitals and government buildings.
Law in Denmark
In 2017, the Danish government adopted a law from preventing people from wearing the burka and niqab.
Law in Cameroon
From July 2015, Cameroon banned the wearing of full-face veils, including the burka, in the North region.
Law in Chad
In July 2015, the Chadian government announced the banning of the wearing of the burka in its territory.
Law in Congo-Brazaville
The full-face veil was banned in May 2015 in public places in Congo-Brazzaville.
Law in Gabon
Gabon announced a full-face veil ban in July 2015 in public places of work.
Law in China
The burka was banned in 2017 in Xinjiang the northern area of China.
Law in Sri Lanka
The burka and niqab were banned in April 2019 in Sri lanka.