Spain travel warning for Brits fined £85,000 as partygoers

The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for Spain after partying Britons on holiday in Mallorca and Ibiza were hit with hefty fines of up to £85,000

Overhead of Playa de Magaluf Beach, Magaluf, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
The authorities take action against illegal parties and impose hefty fines

Britons on holiday in Spain are being warned they can attend “illegal parties” such as those in Mallorca or Ibiza or face hefty fines of up to £85,000.

In fact, the Foreign Office updated its travel advice for Spain after there were “several serious accidents” at the unauthorized gatherings, which often took place in private homes or villas in holiday hotspots such as Mallorca and Ibiza.

As reported by the Birmingham Mail, the British Embassy in Spain has warned that not only are these parties not allowed, they are common on the islands and participants face hefty fines of up to £85,000.

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In its updated recommendation, the Federal Foreign Office warns: “There have been a number of serious accidents on the islands of Ibiza and Mallorca involving people who irregularly attended commercially-sponsored parties in villas and private homes. Licensed clubs and bars must maintain safety and security standards, including emergency exits and capacity limits, and have trained, licensed security personnel.

“Irregular commercial parties may not meet these standards. You should watch your belongings, make sure you know where emergency exits are located and not take any unnecessary risks.

“Anyone who attends irregular commercial parties can be subject to heavy fines by local authorities.”

Revelers will also need to heed new rules in Mallorca and Ibiza as the Balearic government seeks to crack down on drunken behavior by tourists.

Brits are warned to avoid illegal parties in private homes and villas


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In fact, a new rule has been introduced that caps the number of drinks Brits can enjoy each day during all-inclusive holidays.

British holidaymakers are only allowed to have six drinks a day alongside lunch and dinner, meaning you can only have three drinks per meal. In essence, the new rules mean Brits will not be able to enjoy drinks by the pool.

The restrictions had been in sight for some time. Earlier this year, Balearic Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela said of the move: “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.”

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