TOURIST GUIDE

​SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION 409.12 - TOURIST GUIDES REGULATIONS

An application for a licence to act as a tourist guide had to be submitted to the Malta Tourism Authority and shall be accompanied by:

  1. a copy of the applicant’s legally valid identification document or passport;
  2. a recent certificate of conduct of the applicant;
  3. a certificate or diploma proving successful completion of a qualification programme for tourist guides at least at Level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework, attained from a training institution recognised by the Authority or equivalent; or
  4. proof of competence equivalent to the successful completion of a training programme under paragraph (c), attested by a pass in practical and theoretical assessments, which shall be written and oral and being set for the purpose by the Authority, or by any other person on its behalf, from time to time: Provided that where the Authority considers that the equivalence of the qualification certificate or diploma required under paragraph (c) is only partial, it shall be possible for the applicant to prove his competence in the areas where it is deemed to be lacking by means of any assessment set by the Authority under paragraph (d);
  5. an application fee of twenty-five euro payable to the Authority.


Cross-Border provision of tourist guide services

A temporary services provider shall not be prohibited from providing tourist guiding services on a temporary and occasional basis in Malta, insofar as the temporary service provider:

  1. is legally established in any Member State for the purposes of providing tourist guiding services: Provided that where the provision of tourist guiding services, or the practical and theoretical training leading to the qualification as a tourist guide is not regulated in the Member State where he is legally established, the temporary service provider shall not be prohibited from providing temporary and occasional services in Malta as a tourist guide if he has provided such services in the Member State where he is legally established for at least twenty-four months during the ten years preceding the provision of same services on a temporary and occasional basis in Malta;
  2. has the necessary knowledge of the language or languages necessary for providing tourist guiding services in Malta; and
  3. has submitted to the Authority a written declaration and supporting documentation.

A temporary service provider shall, prior to the date of commencement of the provision of tourist guiding services in Malta on a temporary and occasional basis, submit to the Authority a written declaration in such a form established by the Authority for the purpose, setting out the following information:

  1. the full name of the temporary service provider;
  2. the full legal address of the temporary services provider;
  3. if applicable, the name and details of the national or regional register in which the service provider is enrolled, his registration number, or any equivalent means of identification contained in that register;
  4. the details of any professional association or similar body with which the temporary service provider is registered or is a member thereof; and
  5. the professional title or designation used, or in the event that such title or designation does not exist, the formal qualification of the temporary service provider which entitles him to act as a tourist guide in the Member State of his establishment, and the Member State in which it was awarded.

In addition to the written declaration, the temporary service provider shall submit to the Authority the following documents:

  1. evidence of his nationality;
  2. an attestation from the relevant competent authority in the Member State of his establishment that he is legally established in that Member State for the purposes of pursuing tourist guiding services and that he is not prohibited, even temporarily from providing such services;
  3. evidence that the temporary service provider has provided tourist guiding services for at least twenty four-months during the previous ten years;
  4. evidence of the formal qualification which entitles him to act as a tourist guide in the Member State of his establishment;
  5. in cases where the temporary service provider intends to offer tourist guiding services in any special designated location, evidence of his knowledge of such special designated location.

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