The government has prepared a bill that amends the Air Code and the Charter of Railway Transport. It concerns the introduction of mandatory QR codes on airplanes and trains. The information that the government will present a bill, according to which citizens will be able to use air and rail transport only with QR codes, was confirmed by the Operational Headquarters of the Russian Federation. The submission of the document to the State Duma for consideration will be announced additionally. & Nbsp; & nbsp;
Do I need a QR code & nbsp; when buying a ticket? & nbsp;
According to RBC & nbsp; with reference to its own sources in the Cabinet, it is planned to introduce mandatory provision of a QR code by a passenger when purchasing air tickets for domestic and foreign flights. The digital document will contain information about vaccination against COVID-19, a previous illness or medical treatment.
The Russian Union of Travel Industry suggested that the authorities retain the right to purchase a ticket without a QR code.
“The hardest question” issuance of air tickets by QR-code. This will limit the ability to purchase more budget tickets that are sold in advance. In this case, we believe it is more expedient to enter QR codes when checking in for a flight and boarding a train, but retain the right to purchase a ticket without a QR code '', & mdash; said the vice-president of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT) Dmitry Gorin . & nbsp; & nbsp;
Will it be possible to return a previously purchased ticket? & nbsp;
Those who bought tickets, but will not be able to use them due to the lack of a QR code, will be able to return them and return the full amount within 30 days, the source of RBC explained. This measure will be valid until June 2022.
How will QR codes be checked while traveling?
According to the developed bill, QR codes for train travel and air travel will be checked when purchasing tickets. Earlier, the Ministry of Transport instructed airlines to provide in ticket booking systems the ability to authorize using a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. It was reported that the data on the vaccination of passengers should be taken from the portal of public services.
Who can get a & nbsp; QR code?
Those vaccinated against COVID-19 who have passed a PCR test can receive a QR code or recently recovered. & nbsp; For people who have received a negative PCR test, the QR code is valid for 72 hours, for those who have recovered & mdash; within 6 months from the date of recovery. After vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the duration of the code is & mdash; one year. & nbsp; & nbsp;
An alternative to & nbsp; QR-code can only be a certificate of medical evacuation from vaccination. & nbsp;
Previously, the code system in Russia was used only as a restriction when visiting public places. Now the authorities are preparing bills on the introduction of QR codes in transport, cafes and shops. Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister & nbsp; Tatiana Golikova recommended expanding the practice of checking QR codes for access to individual objects throughout the country.