Spain's all-inclusive drink rule explained as UK tourists travelling this summer warned

Balearic Islands.
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British holidaymakers flying to travel hotspots in Spain are being warned of alcohol restrictions in place across all-inclusive resorts.

A drinking rule, that was first enforced in 2020, restricts the amount of alcoholic drinks consumed at all-inclusive resorts on the Balearic Islands to just six per day.

The Spanish hotspots under this ruling include Magaluf, Playa de Palma and El Arenal in Majorca, as well as San Antonio in Ibiza. The rule also states that the drinks must be spaced out, with three at lunch and three at dinner, MyLondon reports.

This ruling was initially rolled out in a bid to tackle excessive drinking across the Balearic Islands

This ruling also bans a number of alcohol-related activities including happy hour, advertisement of party boats, sale of alcohol in shops between 9:30pm and 8am, two for one offers and organised pub crawls.

We also previously reported that people could be fined as much as £85,000 if they attend illegal parties in Spain due to the security and safety issues they pose.

Balearic Islands Tourism minister Iago Negueruela said: "We want British tourists. We don't want this type of tourism. British tourism is essential for our islands. We share with the British government the view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing.

"We want to put a stop to bad behaviour. From April to May this year we will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors. We will have zero tolerance for tourism excesses."

Travel association ABTA has previously said it "strongly supports" the drinking limit ruling.

A spokesperson said: "ABTA will continue to engage with the Balearic Islands Government, ABTA Members and other parties, to encourage clear communication and exchange of information, in order to ensure holidaymakers travelling to hotels in the designated areas enjoy a positive customer experience."

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