The Act on Accommodation and Food Service Operations (308/2006) entered force on 1 October 2006.The new law replaces the Decree on Providers of Accommodation and Food Services.
The new act includes provisions concerning the opening hours of food service industry, as well as the right of accommodation and food service providers to select their customers and maintain order.
In accordance with Section 6 of the Act on Accommodation and Food Service Operations, the provider of accommodation services must report each passenger arriving at the place of accommodation.
In addition to hotels, the obligation to file a passenger report (so-called passenger card) concerns also entrepreneurs providing farmhouse accommodation, bed and breakfast accommodation, and other accommodation services – such as holiday apartments – as well as providers of camping services.
The passenger reports have to be kept for the duration of one year. Passenger information concerning foreign travellers must be delivered without delay to the police station of the jurisdictional district within the territory of which the unit of accommodation maintained by the entrepreneur is located.
Passenger card (pdf) (492.3 KBPassenger card for group travellers (pdf) (607 KB)
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