The Czech Interior Ministry has decided that the north Bohemian town of Teplice cannot issue a decree banning people from covering their faces in connection with the Arab clients of the local spa, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) writes in its regional supplement today.

The Teplice town hall was considering introducing such a ban in order to make some Arab tourists more respect "European rules" and keep public space tidy.

"A decree cannot regulate the covering of faces," the ministry writes in a letter to Teplice Mayor Jaroslav Kubera.

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