The tour operator is obligated to insure the Russian tourists to 2 million Euro

In Russia on Monday, 28. December, joined a law in force, the minimum size of the insurance for tourists travelling abroad. About it reported by the “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.

According to the document, which is the sum of the insurance amounts to 2 million Euro at the official rate of the Bank of Russia, at the time of conclusion of the contract of voluntary insurance.

Now the insurance policy to buy, even in the case of the trip to organize themselves, without the participation of the tourist companies. Otherwise, in case of accident or illness, the travellers have the treatment abroad is in the hospital, and the Transport home.

“If there is an emergency, the person concerned or their family members will begin after the rescue operation of the Ministry of emergency situations and other ministries. With the entry into force of the new changes to the Tourist, the by the insurance, all risks that can occur during the trip,” said the head of the Russian Union of insurers Igor Jurgens.

The law also ordered that the tour operators and travel agents, the elucidation of tourists benefits the conclusion of the contract of voluntary insurance, as well as the consequences of refusal.

In December last year, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the government is the minimum sum of the insurance for traveling abroad tourists in the amount of not less than 2 million euros. “The state also must bear significant costs, to save her life, and now is the guarantee of the treatment of the contract on voluntary insurance,” stressed Medvedev.