The United States said Wednesday it does not support bans by French resorts on Muslim swimwear but warned American travelers that they should obey local laws.

Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that "conspicuously" shows a person's religion, an order targeting the "burkini" -- a full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women.

In response to a reporter's question as to whether the United States would update its travel advice to warn Muslim Americans, a US official advised them to obey the rules.

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