Defining measures to ensure safety for tourists in Decree 168/2017 / ND-CP

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Decree No. 168/2017 / ND-CP dated 31/12/2017 detailing a number of articles of the revised Law on Tourism in 2017 effective from 1 January 2018 defining security measures on safety for tourists as for tourism products that threaten the life and health of tourists.

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A decree stipulates that tourism products threaten the life and health of tourists when they have one or more of the following activities: 1) Parachute flying; parachute; high-altitude cruise lines; 2) Bicycles, motorcycles, mountain cars, sand dunes; Walk on a rope; rock climbing; swing the waterfall; 3) Diving under water; boating over the waterfall; motorcycle ride; windsurfing; launching canoes; 4) Explore caves, forests, mountains. Safeguard measures must be taken when dealing with tourism products as follows: 1) There are warnings, indications of climatic, weather, health and other related factors when supplying products. Tourism products threaten to affect the lives and health of tourists; 2) Have a rescue plan; arranging rescue forces for tourists and intervening, handling and promptly responding to incidents, accidents and risks; Maintain and guarantee communication with tourists during the time of product supply; 3) To arrange and use trainers, technicians and guides with appropriate professional qualifications; 4) Disseminating regulations on ensuring safety for tourists; Instructing technical operations for tourists before providing tourism products; 5) To provide, guide and supervise the use of equipment and tools in accordance with standards, ensuring safety for tourists.

In addition, measures to ensure safety when trading dangerous tourism products, the Decree also stipulates the responsibility of agencies, organizations and individuals directly doing business in writing to The Department of Tourism, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the locality which organizes tourist products business 15 days before the commencement of business. Complying with other relevant laws. Defining the responsibilities of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Department of Tourism in inspecting and publishing on the Portal, where organizations and individuals fail to meet safety measures. , notify in writing the request for finalization or supplementation of safety measures and may conduct business only after fully satisfying the regulations. Responsibilities of organizations and individuals managing tourist resorts and tourist sites: To inspect and supervise the observance of the provisions of Article 9 of this Decree by organizations and individuals engaged in trading in tourist products. micro-management; To comply with the provisions of Clause 1 of this Article in case of direct trading in tourist products; To coordinate with concerned organizations and individuals in organizing rescue and salvage in case of risks to tourists. Responsibilities of travel business enterprises: To comply with the provisions of Clause 1 of this Article in case of direct trading in tourist products. Use of services by organizations or individuals on the list of organizations and individuals that fully satisfy the safety measures provided for tourists in cases where they are not directly engaged in trading in such tourist products

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