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Paramedic petitions to allow cross-border parental visits

National News // April 14, 2020

A paramedic in Switzerland is launching a petition to allow separated parents to visit their children if they’re outside the country. 

Pixabay Paramedic petitions to allow cross-border parental visits

Under the current lockdown – there’s no exception for parents. 

38-year-old Maik Riedl works in canton Aargau – his ex-wife and 11 year old daughter live nearby, but in Germany. 

Riedl was fined CHF 100 on re-entering Switzerland as border guards didn’t consider visiting his daughter as a good enough reason to leave the country.

Riedl is being backed by his ex, and says it’s unreasonable to separate parents from their children. 


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