THOMAS COOK has issued a new warning to Britons heading to all-inclusive resorts across Spain this summer.
New rules in Ibiza and Mallorca mean there is a limit to the amount of alcohol Britons can drink, even if they’ve paid for an all-inclusive package.
Only six alcoholic beverages may be consumed, three of them at lunch and another three at dinner.
While that wouldn’t discourage anyone from drinking at other venues, it would mean an all-inclusive break would lose value.
Thomas Cook has since warned Brits against package holidays booked in the popular holiday resorts in Spain.
They said: “Please note that the Balearic Islands government has issued a decree imposing a new restriction on all-inclusive meals.
“A maximum of six alcoholic drinks can be served per person per day, and these drinks are only offered at lunch and dinner (3 each).
“Please note that new all-inclusive restrictions are in place in Magaluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza.”
The six-drink rule does not apply to the smaller Canary Islands such as La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro or La Graciosa either.
There will also be a ban on shops selling alcohol between 9.30pm and 8am and a crackdown on advertising encouraging alcohol consumption.
The law was introduced in 2020 but travel companies have now reiterated the rules as thousands of Brits book holidays to the Spanish islands.
Hotel owners are said to be concerned, claiming that tourists are already avoiding their establishments and opting for out-of-zone ones.
A British tourist recently claimed the new six-drink rule had “ruined” his holiday in Mallorca.
Jason Walker, 42, who took an all-inclusive trip to Mallorca earlier this week to celebrate his cousin’s birthday, was “angry” and “upset” at the rules.
He paid £240 for his three-day trip with tour operator Love Holiday, which he believed entitled him to as much food and drink as he wanted.
But when the security officer arrived on the beautiful Mediterranean island, he was stunned to discover that there were limits to his free drinking.
There are a number of other Spanish laws that you must also be aware of.
Spanish law prohibits barefoot or flip-flop driving with a £170 fine.
And leave the ham and cheese sandwiches at home, as EU law bans Brits from importing meat and dairy into Spain.
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