A Danish woman, who allegedly refused to take off her niqab at the Brussels airport, has been deported after police were unable to identify her, according to a Belgian official Saturday.

State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken confirmed the incident on his official Twitter account.

"A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqaab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis," Francken tweeted.

He did not identify the woman by her name.

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