Spain begins tourism crackdown with Britons at risk of €3,000 fine

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Police in Spain are cracking down on anti-social behaviour which could see tourists slapped with a fine of up to €3,000.

Holiday makers visiting the city of Palma on the island of Majorca will have follow new security measures from next week.

The operation will mean fines will be distributed among tourists who break rules laws which ban drunken and bad behaviour.

Spanish tourist spots will be cracking down on Brits and tourists from next Monday, May 1 until October 15 when the campaign ends.

Holiday makers playing volley ball on a beach

Holiday makers playing volley ball on a beach© GB News

As part of the project, holidaymakers who choose to book all-inclusive will be restricted to just six drinks a day and these can only be accessed alongside their lunch and dinner – offering them three drinks per meal.

Officers hope to combat excessive tourism, and aim to remind shopkeepers in key areas of the current regulations of the Law on Excesses in relation to the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Penalties range from 100 euros for minor infractions to 3,000 euros for serious ones.

According to local Spanish councils, some of the main problems are illegal massages, street vending, street drinking, pub crawls and noise pollution.

Drink limits will be in place Magaluf, Majorca, and some areas of Ibiza.

Teams of officers are set to flood streets during day and night in a bid to clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

Special attention will be paid to party hotspots, which includes along the beach front in Mallorca where illegal parties are common.

Shopkeepers have been warned that they could face fines of up to €600,000 if they are caught selling too much alcohol.

Britons on holiday in Spain

Britons on holiday in Spain© GB News

Travel agent Thomas Cook has previously issued a warning to customers updating them on package holidays.

It read: “Please be advised that a decree has been issued by the Balearic Government on a new restriction for All Inclusive meal option.

“There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will be provided only during lunch and dinner ( 3 each).

“Please be aware that Magalluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is a new restriction on All Inclusive.”

Source:GB News

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