The bill received government support.
Impressive fines for non-certified guides will be introduced in Russia
In Russia, it is planned to amend the Code of Administrative Offenses, which provide for fines for illegal work guides without certification. These changes will be made in the autumn session of the State Duma.
Compulsory certification of guides was introduced by law in 2021. Specialists must receive confirmation of their qualifications by July 1, 2024. The activities of tour operators can be checked in a special register of registered tour guides and guide-interpreters on the website of the Ministry of Economic Development. At the moment, the register has about 5 thousand guides.
For the provision of services without a certificate, it is proposed to introduce fines in the amount of 3 to 5 thousand rubles for citizens, from 5 to 10 thousand rubles for officials and from 15 to 30 thousand rubles for legal entities. In the case of guide instructors, the fines will be even higher – from 5 to 300 thousand rubles.
The concept of the bill did not raise objections from the deputies, however, the specific details and amounts of fines may change in the process of finalization.
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