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Newsline: UAE embassy in Geneva warns holidaymakers of burqa ban

The UAE embassy in Geneva has issued a travel advisory to residents, warning women not to wear a Burqa in some of the Swiss regions that have banned the face veil. On its Twitter page, the diplomatic mission reminded residents to comply with the new law that was passed recently in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. “On the first of July 2016, the Swiss canton of Ticino imposed a ban on the burqa. Offenders can be fined up from 100 to 1,000 Swiss francs [Dh377 to Dh3,774], as well as deportation,” said Ahmed Elham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Internal Cooperation in Abu Dhabi.



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