Danish woman deported to Tunisia from Brussels Airport for refusing to remove her niqab
‘Without identity checks, no access to our territory’
A Danish woman has been deported to Tunisia after she refused to take off her niqab at Brussels Airport, a Belgian official has said.
Theo Francken, the Secretary of State for asylum and migration, tweeted to say the woman was sent back to Tunisia because police could not identify her.
The niqab covers all of the face, except for the eyes. Belgium banned the niqab and burqa in 2011.