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Warning on Spanish island as Britons face fines of up to £50,000 for drunken behavior due to alcohol crackdown

BRITS looking to have a frantic holiday in Spain this summer have been warned of new rules being put in place.

Balearic Islands, including MajorcaIbiza and Menorca, enacted new alcohol laws in 2020.

Britons face huge fines if they get drunk on Spanish islands

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Britons face huge fines if they get drunk on Spanish islandsCredit: Alamy

However, due to the pandemic, many people join the party has not been able to turn back since the new rules were in place.

However, UK tourists are expected to flock back to the archipelago as Travel restrictions are easedAirlines, tour operators and the UK government have updated their advice for Britons, while islands in Spain have reiterated new regulations in hopes of easing antisocial behavior.

Tourists stay at all-inclusive hotels above MagalufSant Antoni and Playa de Palma are limited to just six drinks per day.

Buying alcohol in stores is also prohibited between 9:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Fines of up to €60,000 (£50,000) can be given to anyone caught shading – when drunk tourists jump between balconies in resorts – or anyone promoting party boat.

Happy hour, pub crawls and two-for-one drinks have also been banned.

The island’s Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela and UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott are working together to raise awareness of the new alcohol regulations.

Last year, Mr. Negueruela said the archipelago would choose “quality over quantity” when it comes to tourists.

A former regional government spokesperson said: “The efforts to promote the destination, provide the destination with better quality through both public and private sector investment, and position the destination. in an increasingly competitive and global market, which has recently been affected by some non-citizen behavior.

“Most of these types of behavior are directly related to alcohol abuse in certain tourist areas of Majorca and Ibiza.”

EasyJet has issued a warning for anyone booking a holiday to the islands to know the new rules.

As reported in Echoes of LiverpoolAn easyJet spokesperson said: “Due to a change in Spanish law affecting some resorts in the Balearic Islands, alcoholic beverages are currently limited to three per person at lunch and dinner as part of an all-inclusive establishment.”

There are also new rules that apply from today to anyone traveling to Spain.

The country will only allow Britons who can prove they have Fully vaccinated against Covid to enter the country.

This means that guests cannot use a negative Covid test or proof of recovery to enter.

The rules will ruin half-term holiday plans for families as many 12 to 17 year olds are still unvaccinated, meaning they have no other way to be allowed into the country, right away. even when they have proof of recovery.

The islands are famous for their crazy British holidays

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The islands are famous for their crazy British holidaysCredit: AFP

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