On June 2, 2014, a new regulation was enacted dealing with the acceptance, by federal public officials, of invitations to participate in events of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
As a general rule, federal public officials are not allowed to accept invitations, tickets, transportation or accommodation in connection with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The regulation provides for certain exceptions in which the transaction is not connected to the status of the public official. These include, for instance, obtaining tickets through raffles, draws or similar transaction that are open to the general public.
The regulation also clarifies that the restrictions do not apply to the receipt of tickets or invitations when the federal public officials are designated to act in their official capacity for the events of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.