Norway's parliament on Tuesday passed a bill banning clothing that partially or fully covers the face from being worn at educational institutions.
The bill applies to students and teachers alike, as well as to staff at daycare centres, in 'teaching situations'. It was backed by a majority in two rounds of voting separated by three days, in accordance with Norway's parliamentary procedure, media including VG and Bergens Tidende report.
Representatives from the Socialist Left, Red and Green parties voted against the bill.
The Socialist Left voted in favour of applying the ban to teaching staff but not to students.
The anti-immigration Progress Party expressed its delight at the passing of the bill.