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Old 02.05.2021, 16:38
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Re: Basel offers homeless free one-way ticket to European destinations...

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Le service des migrations de la ville de Bâle propose un Rail Check ainsi qu’un don de 20 francs à tout mendiant qui en fait la demande. Ce bon de voyage permet de se rendre gratuitement vers une destination européenne en train. Mais, comme le confirme Toprak Yergu, porte-parole du Département bâlois de la justice, «les bénéficiaires doivent s’engager par écrit à ne pas revenir en Suisse – au moins pendant un certain temps. S’ils sont à nouveau contrôlés, ils risquent l’expulsion de notre pays.»

Au total, 31 personnes se sont annoncées: 14 venaient de Roumanie, 7 de Belgique, 7 d’Allemagne, 2 d’Italie et une de France.»
I don't think that will work, but fingers crossed.

@Sinking,
The ban should be extended to all cantons.

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Homeless people is not the same thing as beggars.

Begging in the street is not allowed in several Swiss Cantons / Cities.

So, which one is it? Homeless or beggars?


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This article (paywall) is on a small travel agency called Travelpoint by the Claraplatz. The owner says that his customers are predominantly Romanians lately, they pay with coins only for the Wizzair tickets (direct flight to Bukarest, typical cost is around 60 CHF one-way including airport tax and other fees). Many are repeat customers, oftentimes with different IDs, one ID had a printed validity of 60 years, apparently something no country does. .
You do realise these IDs are fake, I hope. Which makes me wonder how on earth they can board here..if nothing else..Typical cost appears to be 214 chf last time I checked btw. This article made me very curious.

Last edited by greenmount; 02.05.2021 at 18:04.
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