This was reported by RIA Novosti.

“If a person uses the generated QR code linked to a false portal of public services, this is not a fake, it is a violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules, since the person deliberately violates the established rules for visiting public places.

Depending on the consequences, liability can come up to 2 years in prison, ”Klishas said.

Depending on the circumstances and consequences of such visits, responsibility for visiting a restaurant with a fake code may also be in the form of an administrative fine - the offender will have to pay up to 40 thousand rubles.

The chairman of the Federation Council committee added that the sellers of QR codes themselves can receive up to two years in prison for their actions with the "website of state services".

Earlier it was reported that scammers on the darknet sell fake QR codes to visit cafes and restaurants.

On June 28, anti-coronavirus requirements for restaurants and cafes came into force in the Russian capital, according to which only vaccinated citizens who have had COVID-19 in the last six months or have a negative PCR test valid for three days will be able to visit catering establishments.