The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has published a plan of legislative activities for 2021.
Thus, according to the plan, in the first quarter of 2021, Article 38a of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism will be amended, which regulates the right to terminate a package travel contract and issue vouchers in special circumstances caused by the COVID epidemic. 19.
The article, among other things, prescribes that the organizer is obliged to return the paid funds for the unexecuted package arrangement within 14 days after the expiration of 180 days from the cessation of special circumstances. Considering that the cessation of special circumstances is related to the decision to end the epidemic of the COVID-19 disease, and given that the same is not certain, The ministry will prescribe clearer deadlines for refunds to passengers in order to remove legal uncertainty.
As part of the amendments to the same law, it is also planned abolishing the fragmentation of exams for domestic and foreign tourist guides which is divided by counties in a way that is introduced and organized unique national exam.
Planning Amendments to the Law on Catering Activity u IV. quarter 2021 would refer only to micro entrepreneurs - providers of catering services in the household (renters) who according to the valid Law can provide half board and board services if within 15 km of the road line from the facility where they provide services they do not have a facility registered for providing catering services for preparing and serving meals.
It is intended to achieve that all providers of catering services in the household without exception provide their guests with breakfast service only, whereas that exception may be considered restrictive within the meaning of Directive 2006/123 / EC.
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