the state Duma in the final reading adopted the law, which will allow tourists to return money for failed antiviral restriction of travel. Thanks to him, the government will be able to set the procedure, terms and conditions of the refund to the tourist, the official website of the lower house of Parliament.
Instead of money spent tourists can also get a voucher for the equivalent of a tour that will take place after the end of the epidemic and the abolition of restrictive measures.
in Addition, the government will determine the order of modification or termination of contracts of citizens with travel agencies. We are talking about contracts entered into before March 31, 2020 inclusive.
the law Also provides for the support of the tourism industry. Thanks to him, the Cabinet will have the right to reduce the amount of the annual contribution of the operator to the Fund personal liability.
according to TASS, the Federal tourism Agency believe that the tour operators will be able to meet its obligations to customers, if they will allow instead of a refund transfer tours cancelled at a later date.
“one-time claim for the return of funds can lead to the termination of activity of subjects of the industry. In this case, tourists can not get no money,” – said the Agency.
Commenting on the new law, the representative of the Federal tourism Agency noted that it will help the industry survive the difficult period full stop of world tourism.
“Rosturizm will constantly monitor the situation and engage in dialogue with the tour operators for implementation of the obligations”, – said the Agency.
Adopted in the third reading the law directed on support of not only the tourism industry but overall economy and citizens of Russia in the period of the pandemic. It will come into force from the day of official publication.