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Tourism: Government approves financial aid of 1 billion lei for HoReCa sector 


Government emergency order 10/2021 about granting financial aid for enterprises in the field of tourism and restaurants, which amends order 224/2020, was issued on Wednesday in the Official Monitor. 


The aid is granted under the form of grants of 20% resulted from activities from CAEN code mentioned at article 3, paragraph 2, in 2020 against 2019, but not more than 800,000 euros at enterprise level.


The present state aid plan will be implemented in 60 days since the coming into force of the emergency order. The department in charge of the implementation of the state aid will be appointed by the   Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism.

Beneficiaries  will receive state aid no later than June 30, 2022, according to order 10/2021. The aid will be granted when the European Commission authorizes the plan.


The Ministry of Economy has 60 days at its disposal to issue the procedure implementing the HoReCa plan, by order of the economy minister Claudiu Nasui.

Compared to the former order,there is an additional category of beneficiaries: tourist guides, code 7990. The other 11 categories remain valid: licensed travel agencies (codes 7911, 7912, 7990), tourist accommodation structures carrying out activities according to codes 5510,5520, 5530, 5590, restaurants carrying out activities according to codes 5610, 5621, 5629, 5630.


Beneficiaries have to maintain their activities for which they received financing for at least 12 months, or 24 months in the case of those who received grants of over 200,000 euros.