As told at the session of the house the Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation Sergey Galkin, the system of training guides and control the quality of their work not regulated. In the end, consumers are not protected from receiving quality and safe service.

the Bill prohibits a tour guide or guide-interpreter without passing a certification every five years. To issue certificates will be the relevant state agencies. In this work guides can only citizens of the Russian Federation, unless otherwise stipulated by international agreements.

specific requirements for those who lead tourists on trails in the mountains, forests, cancers and so on.

“as the instructor-the conductor can not be certified by the person who has been convicted for committing grave and especially grave crimes against the person, crimes against sexual inviolability and sexual freedom, against family and minors, intentional crimes against public health and public morality,” – said in the explanatory note.

in addition, the applicant should receive training in first aid and have a medical certificate stating absence of medical contraindications to the implementation of the activities of the mountain guide.

Originally it was planned that the law will come into force on 1 July 2020, however with the new term review Ministry of economic development proposes to move it to January 1, 2021.

Lawmakers also intend to prescribe liability for violation of these requirements. It will apply eighteen months after the law enters into force.