- UK Ambassador for Spain Hugh Elliott is working alongside Balearic Islands Minister for Tourism Iago Negueruela to raise awareness of alcohol laws.
UK tourists are once again expected to visit the islands with Covid-19 travel restrictions easing, after hitting visitor numbers during the pandemic over the last two years.
Airlines, tour operators and the UK government have updated advice for Brits, with the Balearic islands reiterating new rules, in an attempt to reduce anti-social drunken behaviour.
Those who fail to adhere to the rules including anyone caught balconing – drunk tourists jumping between balconies – or advertising party boats, face fines of up to €60,000.
The Balearic Islands include Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca, which introduced new alcohol laws in 2020.
Holidaymakers staying at all-inclusive hotels across Magaluf, Sant Antoni and Playa de Palma are limited to just six drinks a day. Buying alcohol at shops is also banned – between 9.30pm – 8am. Happy hours, pub crawls and two-for-one drink offers have been banned.
Sr Negueruela said the islands would opt for quality over quantity, when it came to tourists.
Efforts to promote the Balearic Islands, to provide it with better quality through both public and private sector investments, and position it in an increasingly competitive and global market, have been affected by certain un-civic behaviour.
Most of this type of behaviour is directly related to alcohol abuse in certain tourist areas of Majorca and Ibiza.
EasyJet has issued a warning to anyone booking holidays to the islands to be aware of the new rules.
A spokesperson for easyJet said: “Due to a change in Spanish law which affects certain resorts in the Balearic Islands, alcoholic drinks are now limited to three per person at lunch and dinner as part of the all-inclusive basis.”
Caption: UK Ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott: Raising awareness of alcohol laws.