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Foreign Office issues travel alert warning for holidaymakers heading to Spain

27th Jun 24 2:03 pm

The British Foreign Office has issued a travel warning alert on their website for holidaymakers heading to the Balearics and Canary Islands.

Local authorities at the two destinations are threatening to impose hefty fines on Brits of up to €3,000 for any led public behaviour and excessive drinking in a major clampdown.

The Foreign Office website reads, “Local laws limit the sale and availability of alcohol in areas of some resorts on the Balearic Islands, including: Magaluf (Calvià), Mallorca Playa de Palma, Mallorca San Antonio (San Antoni de Portmany), Ibiza.

“This bans: 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, organising pub crawls and party boat trips, ‘off-licence’ sales between 9.30pm and 8am.”

The FCO travel advice continues, “There have been a number of serious accidents involving people attending illegal commercially promoted parties in villas and private homes on the islands of Ibiza and Mallorca.

Licensed clubs and bars have to meet safety and security standards, including emergency exits and capacity limits, and have trained, licensed security staff.

“Illegal commercial parties may not meet these standards. Take care of your belongings, make sure you know where emergency exits are and do not take unnecessary risks. You may get a fine for attending illegal commercially promoted parties.”

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