In Russia, in 2022, a punishment will be introduced for the illegal activities of guides and guide-translators. According to Izvestia, the government gave a positive response to the draft law of the State Duma deputies Boris Paykin and Sergei Krivonosov “On amendments to the Administrative Code regarding the legal regulation of the activities of guides (guides), guides-translators and instructors-guides.” The document is at the disposal of Izvestia.
They are invited to supplement Art. 14.51 “Violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation on tourist activities” of the Code of Administrative Offenses by new parts 11-13. It is about establishing responsibility for the provision of the services of a guide or guide-interpreter by a person who has not passed certification, as well as for involving such a person in the provision of the relevant services. Punishment is also imposed for the fact that the guide did not pass the test for a specific type of tourist route and categories of its complexity.
According to these norms, individuals will face a fine from 3 thousand to 5 thousand rubles, officials – from 5 thousand to 10 thousand rubles, legal entities – from 15 thousand to 30 thousand rubles.
“This bill is just going within the framework of the law on the liability of travel agents, already adopted and signed by the president. Initially, we wanted the State Duma to consider them together, but there were a number of comments that we eliminated. Now it has already been approved by the government and will be considered by the parliament of the next convocation, after the elections, “one of the authors, the head of the State Duma committee on physical culture, sports, tourism and youth affairs Boris Paikin, explained to Izvestia.
According to him, the bill should enter into force simultaneously with the first law: in July 2022.
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