News 23 February 2020

Ibiza & Magaluf introduce strict alcohol bans for tourists

23 February 2020

Hoping to enjoy unlimited alcohol at an all-inclusive resort in Magaluf or Ibiza this summer?

Unfortunately, this might be impossible as new laws have been introduced by the Balaeric Islands Tourism Minister to prevent holidaymakers from drinking too much alcohol after years of bad behaviour.

Under the new laws, drinks will only be served at dinner and lunch. There will also be a cap of three drinks per meal.

Self-service drink stations where tourists can pour their own alcohol will also be banned.

Iago Negueruela, the Tourism Minister said, “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-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.”

The move has been praised by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) for prioritising the health of tourists and protecting local communities.

The said in a statement, “ABTA strongly supports initiatives that improve the health and safety of holidaymakers, as well as the welfare of local communities. 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.”

Ibiza is home to several popular summer events including Stormzy’s annual Merky Festival.

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