UK tourists 'simply won't go' to Spain over new £97 rule

A new £97 rule has been introduced in Spain
A new £97 rule has been introduced in Spain -Credit:Getty Images

UK tourists have hit out at a new £97 rule in Spain - and said they 'simply won't go' on holiday there'.

People travelling to the country now have to prove they have enough during their stay, Birmingham Live reports. The rule applies to holidaymakers going to the mainland, Canary Islands and Balearics.

Travellers have to have €113.40 (£97) on hand every day if they visit. But Brits have hit back at the new rule and said it 'shows how desperate they are for our cash'.

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Responding to the new rule and regulation for holidaymakers, one Brit sniped: "If the country would stand together and boycott Spain in favour of other Mediterranean countries, within three months they would be begging us to come back.

"17 million visitors is a lot of money to the Spanish economy. Another Mediterranean country tried to move away from tourism."

"They forgot how much tourism contributed to the economy," a second agreed. "Anti-British? Holiday elsewhere! The money rule shows how desperate they are for our cash," said another.

"Spain forgets its a poor country ,without tourists they have nothing to sell," another wrote. But another defended Spain and replied: "A poor country?? lol... Ranked 15th in the list of countries by GDP, just behind South Korea and Australia. lol."

"Simply don't go and spend your money in uk or elsewhere instead and those country's will lose out! they will soon put an end to it when they are not receiving any money from British tourism... a while back many of you even took an experimental jab just so you could go on holiday for a week abroad and many suffering now due to doing so or not with us anymore," another wrote.

Another asked: "Why not take it to a country where you are welcome and not just your money? Vote with your wallet. Spain will get the message, even if by then you've discovered better places and never return to Spain."

Another said: "This is since Brexit. Nobody going into Spain is generally asked( we had to show proof of accommodation in Latvia but no other country has asked) I have heard that a few people landing in Gibraltar and crossing to Spain have been asked. A credit card and return flight details would be sufficient."

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