Considering the situation caused by the coronavirus and the difficulties that affected the diving centers, the Diving Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Ministry of Culture to release the collection of approvals (concessions) for underwater cultural goods for 2020. Namely, on the basis of the Act on the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and the Ordinance on the Procedure and Manner of Issuing Permits for Underwater Activities in Inland Sea Waters and Territorial Seas of the Republic of Croatia in Areas of Cultural Heritage, performing underwater activities in protected areas. Dorusic praised the quick reaction of the Ministry of Culture and added that he hoped that the requested change to the Ordinance would take place by the end of next week. Attachment: eConsulting: RULEBOOK ON AMENDMENTS TO THE RULEBOOK ON THE PROCEDURE AND MANNER OF ISSUING PERMITS FOR PERFORMING UNDERWATER ACTIVITIES IN INLAND SEA WATERS AND TERRITORIAL SEA OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA IN THE AREA OF THE AREA “Given the situation caused by the coronavirus and the difficulties affecting especially those involved in tourism, as well as the dependence of diving tourism on markets that will not recover for some time, it is certain that underwater activities will not take place this year or will be minimal. of planning. Therefore, we ask that you release us from paying the concession“, Explained the president of the Diving Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Vedran Dorušić, which works with the aim of promoting and protecting common interests and the development of diving tourism. It is commendable that the Ministry of Culture accepted the request of the Community and opened jpublic counseling, with a proposed amendment to the Ordinance which is a precondition for exemption: “Pthe payment of the minimum annual fee referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article may be temporarily suspended when special circumstances occur which imply an event or a certain situation which could not have been foreseen and which could not have been affected and which endangers the life and health of citizens. disturbs the environment, disrupts economic activity or causes significant economic damage. “.