Canton Ticino must make more exceptions to its ban on wearing face-covering headgear in public places, the Federal Court has ruled.
This ruling came in response to two appeals against the controversial Ticino ban, which was voted in 2013.
In particular, the court said legislation must be adapted to allow masks at certain public events, provided this did not disturb public order. It said exceptions should also be made in the case of certain commercial or advertising events.
The Federal Court did not rule on the ban's compatibility with religious freedom, since this was not raised in the appeals.