QR code will not be necessary to access public places in Russia
Latest news on this 01/14/2022
The State Duma will not vote the law about QR codes in public places.
After withdrawing the bill to require a valid QR code in public transport, today it was the turn of the bill for QR codes in public places that suffered the same fate.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, the government will submit amendments to the second reading of the draft “Federal Law on Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare of the Population”.
The idea behind this sudden change is that the bill that was passed on first reading was rethought at the time as a response to the spread of the Delta strain. Now there will be new challenges, so the government of the Russian Federation, given the high uncertainty in the development of the epidemiological situation, has developed a joint decision on the advisability of postponing the consideration of the bill in second reading.”, Comment by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.
The new about the cancellation of the bill has been confirmed by the President of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Vyacheslav Volodin, who wrote on his Telegram channel on Friday:
“The bill on QR codes will be withdrawn from consideration. We will discuss this issue on Monday in the Council of the State Duma. I am sure that Members will support this decision. The bill must be finalized, I want to thank the representatives of the government for understanding it,” Viacheslav Volodin.
The news is also confirmed by the deputy and vice president of the State Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy who wrote the comment:
“I want to thank the representatives of the executive branch; the Government, for understanding the ambiguity of this law, which caused a negative reaction in society.”
Effect of the news for the tourist
For all the players in the tourism industry and for all the travelers who had planned to visit Russia; this 2022; the news that QR Code will not be necessary to access public places is of great importance; since it gives peace of mind to our future guests so that they can enjoy the best of Russia with total peace of mind.
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