- Ban would need Austrian Parliament's approval to be enforced
- Government plan calls for "religious neutrality" by civil servants
The plan -- which would ban the burqa, niqab and other face-covering veils -- echoes calls that German Chancellor Angela Merkel made last month for a similar ban in Germany.
It also comes amid growing concerns of harassment against Muslims around the world following US President Donald Trump's temporary ban on citizens from some Muslim-majority countries
entering the United States.
The Social Democratic and Austrian People's parties, which rule in a coalition, released a 35-page document outlining their vision for Austria as an "open society that requires open communication."
"Full-face veils in public places are the opposite of that and will be banned," the document said.