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Factsheet for measure CZ-2020-46/1643 – Updated – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 11 November 2020 – 07 May 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||03 January 2021 (updated 12 August 2021)|
COVID-19 Tourism programme is focused on businesses and companies in tourism: travel bureaus (call No. 1/2020/COV-Cestovní kanceláře), travel agencies (call No. 2/2020/COV-Cestovní agentury) and tour guides (call No. 3/2020/COV-Průvodci v cestovním ruchu).
The programme is managed by the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic . The calls have been opened since 11 November 2020 till 11 January 2021.
The subsidy for travel bureaus is provided up to 2.5% of the planned revenues from the sales of tours and related travel services for 2020. The subsidy should be used for the services operation and/or for refunds of tours cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in the decisive period from 20 February 2020 and 10 October 2020. The total allocation for this call is CZK 345 million (€12,777,777).
The subsidy for travel agencies has two types (its combination is not allowed):
The total allocation of funds for this is CZK 55 million (€2,037,037).
The third measure is focused on tourist guides - individuals. The guide can apply for a subsidy of:
The total allocation of funds this is CZK 25 million (€925,926).
In January 2021, according to the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic , the total amount of CZK 102,207,415 (€3,918,244) was paid to travel bureaus. Travel agencies were supported by the total amount of CZK 6,073,500 (€232,835) and tourist guides by CZK 50,000 (€1,852).
As of 31 May 2021, according to the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic , the total amount of CZK 294,682,741 (€11,333,952) was paid to travel bureaus with 505 applications out of 567 supported. Travel agencies (585 out of 681 applications) were supported by the total amount of CZK 61,822,265 (€2,377,780) and tourist guides by CZK 18,580,000 (€714,615) (404 out of 619 applications).
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were informed.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|N - Administrative And Support Service Activities||N79 Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), COVID Tourism support, measure CZ-2020-46/1643 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2020-46_1643.html
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