A swimming pool in Basel which is popular with Muslims has banned certain types of burqinis as part of a suite of rule changes designed to improve conditions at the venue.

The rule changes will mean women visiting the women-only section of Basel's Gartenbad Eglisee can now swim topless, in standard bathers, or in close-fitting burqinis - swimming suits for Muslim women that cover the whole body apart from the hands, feet and face.

However, women won't be able to enter the water in underwear or in the looser style of burqini which has become fashionable in parts of the Muslim world in recent years.

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