TOURISTS flocking to Spain’s sandy beaches for a summer holiday could be heavily fined for a simple mistake.
The Spanish government has introduced several new local laws since the pandemic began – including a ban on beach grills that could net tourists £2,400.
Some areas, like the quaint medieval town of Salobreña, ban barbecues on beaches, and those found breaking the rules will be fined €3,000.
While other regions occasionally allow small grills or campfires with prior permission, or on national holidays like San Juan Night in June, tourists should check before lighting one.
This extends to creating a fire pit, having gas cylinders, flammable liquids, or igniting any type of cooking machine.
Breaking the BBQ rule is the biggest penalty tourists can receive on a Spanish beach, but there are a few other rules to keep in mind.
Anyone walking to or from the beach in only swimwear on public roads could be fined £250, and they have reportedly already been handed out to tourists in Mallorca and Barcelona.
When it comes to full nudity, make sure you only indulge in undressing if on an official nudist beach – otherwise you will be fined £620.
It is also illegal to use soap or shampoo in public showers on Spain’s beaches.
Causing a foam explosion can result in a fine of up to £620.
This rule was put in place to protect local wildlife as the chemicals in the products are harmful.
Smoking is also prohibited on many popular beaches in Spain, although breaking this rule carries a much smaller fine of £25.
Many areas still have smoke-free beaches and zones, including Murcia, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Asturias and Catalonia. So just make sure Check site signage before lighting the light.
The country has Dropped Covid testing and quarantine rules for anyone who has mild symptoms of the virus or is asymptomatic.
And vaccinated Britons can visit Spain without having to be tested or quarantined Unvaccinated youth between the ages of 12 and 17 can participate by presenting a negative Covid test.
However, the Spanish Tourism Authority came under fire after them last week falsely announced that all unvaccinated Brits could travel to the country.
The board was forced to do an about-face, saying unvaccinated travelers will not be allowed in unless they can show proof of recovery within the last 180 days – lrip many Brits out of their pockets.
The canary islands all Covid restrictions abolished last month, including limiting the number of people allowed into bars and restaurants.
and Face masks are being scrapped across Spain later this month, but only after the Easter holidays.
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