Brits warned as Brexit rule means you won’t be allowed to take popular snacks to Spain

The Foreign Office’s travel advice for Spain warns holidaymakers about EU regulations that mean you can’t take some popular snacks with you on holiday

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Britons traveling to Spain this summer will need to be aware of the new post-Brexit rules

Brits heading to Spain on holiday this summer are being warned about new post-Brexit rules including banning popular snack foods.

That’s because EU rules don’t allow you to take meat or dairy products with you if you’re traveling from a non-EU country – which now includes the UK.

That means you have to leave your ham and cheese sarnies at home, let alone other snacks that contain milk, for example.

The Foreign Office warns Britons in its travel advice for Britons: “Meat, milk or products containing them must not be imported into EU countries. There are some exceptions for medical reasons, for example certain amounts of powdered infant milk, formula or pet food required for medical reasons. Check the European Commission website for rules on taking food and drink into the EU.”

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There is one bright spot for parents with babies, however, as the exception to the rule is baby milk or formula.

However, there are still restrictions on what you can actually bring. You may not take more than 2kg of baby milk/food on your journey, it should not need to be refrigerated before opening and the packaging must be intact unless in use.

EU rules also state that the food must be “packaged branded products for direct sale to the final consumer”.

Those aren’t the only recent rules Brits need to be aware of when booking holidays to Spanish hotspots.

To crack down on drunken behavior by tourists, the Balearic government has introduced a new rule across the islands, including Mallorca and Ibiza, that limits the number of drinks Brits can enjoy during all-inclusive holidays.

British holidaymakers are now only allowed to drink six drinks a day in addition to lunch and dinner. which could essentially mean the end of enjoying a few poolside cocktails.

Spain is currently open to vaccinated Brits for holiday


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Speaking about the possibility of introducing the rules earlier this year, Balearic Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela said: “We want British tourists – we don’t want that kind of tourism.

“British tourism is essential to our islands. We share the British Government’s view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing.

“We want to stop bad behavior. We will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors – we will have zero tolerance for tourist excesses.”

If you are planning a holiday to Spain, the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands, be sure to read the latest Foreign Office Travel Advice for Spain which contains important information including entry requirements and other rules you may need to be aware of before you travel.

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