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Services related to tourism activities in Crimea and Sevastopol

 

Prohibition

It shall be prohibited to provide services directly related to tourism activities in Crimea or Sevastopol.

In particular, it shall be prohibited for any ship providing cruise services, to enter into or call at any port situated in the Crimean Peninsula listed in Annex III. This prohibition applies to ships flying the flag of a Member State or any ship owned and under the operational control of a Union shipowner or any ship over which a Union operator assumed overall responsibility as regards its operation.

Exceptions

For services directly related to tourism activities

The prohibitions (…) shall not apply when a ship enters or calls at one of the ports listed in Annex III for reasons of maritime safety in cases of emergency. The competent authority shall be informed of the relevant entry into or calling at the port within five working days.

The prohibitions (…) shall be without prejudice to the execution until 21 March 2015 of an obligation arising from a contract or an ancillary contract concluded before 20 December 2014, or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts, provided that the competent authority has been informed at least five working days in advance.

For ships entering into ports

The prohibitions (…) shall not apply when a ship enters or calls at one of the ports listed in Annex III for reasons of maritime safety in cases of emergency. The competent authority shall be informed of the relevant entry into or calling at the port within five working days.

The prohibitions (…) shall be without prejudice to the execution until 21 March 2015 of an obligation arising from a contract or an ancillary contract concluded before 20 December 2014, or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts, provided that the competent authority has been informed at least five working days in advance.

Services concerned

1) Services related to tourism activities in Crimea and Sevastopol.

2) Ships entering into the following ports situated in the Crimean Peninsula

  1. Sevastopol

  2. Kerch

  3. Yalta

  4. Theodosia

  5. Evpatoria

  6. Chernomorsk

  7. Kamysh-Burun

Legal Source

Council Regulation (EU) 692/2014 of 23 June 2014 concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. Article 2d


The EU Regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States.

The EU Regulation is based on Council Decision 2014/386/CFSP of 23 June 2014 concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. Article 4e