Spain has issued a warning to Brits not to come over to drink excessively, or they could face a huge fine. Tourists face strict laws making sure they don’t drink over the required limit when on holiday.
Restrictions are in place in popular resort areas such as Magaluf, Playa de Palma, and San Antoni, limiting how much alcohol they can drink. Now Balearics resident Francina Armengol was speaking. She said excess tourism was “not welcome”.
Armengol said that the UK Government supported the campaign to limit drinking tourism in the Balearics. She said: “It is neither the kind of tourism we want nor what residents deserve.
“We have to educate tourists. We understand that the institutional campaigns being carried out in the United Kingdom are very positive, and we also understand what type of tourism we want.”
THIS SUMMER, the UK Government issued its warning to British travellers travelling to the Balearics. It said: “Legislation introduced by the Regional Government in the Balearic Islands, covering designated areas within the resorts of Magaluf (Calvià) and Playa de Palma on the island of Mallorca, and San Antonio (San Antoni de Portmany) on the island of Ibiza, places limits on the sale and availability of alcohol.
“In designated areas of the resorts of San Antonio, Magaluf and Playa de Palma, there are prohibitions on happy hours, open bars (such as all you can drink in one-hour offers), the sale of alcohol from vending machines, self-service alcohol dispensers and the organising of pub-crawls and party boat trips.”
Tourists found to break the new rules could be fined between €1000 to €6000, while establishments are at risk of facing fines between €60,001 to €600,000, along with closure for up to three years.