Spain all inclusive drink rule explained as TUI issues warning to holidaymakers

Holidaymakers jetting off to parts of Spain have been warned of a six drink limit if they are set to enjoy an all inclusive holiday.

The new law enforces a drinking limit in parts of the Balearic Islands, including travel hotspots like Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca.

It comes as The British Embassy in Spain has also warned Brits they could be fined up to £ 85,000 for attending ‘illegal parties’ in Ibiza and Majorca after a number of serious accidents.

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The legislation to crack down on excessive drinking was passed in 2020, but as travel was restricted due to the pandemicTUI has now issued a reminder as airlines have seen a surge of bookings this year for getaways.

TUI emailed their customers and said: “” 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 new restriction on All Inclusive.”

It comes as the Balearic Government has scrapped pub crawls, banned advertising party boats in some areas, and limited the time alcohol can be sold.

Here’s all you need to know about the all inclusive six drink rule in Ibiza and Mallorca.

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Where does the six drink rule apply in Spain?

Six alcoholic drinks are only allowed if you’re on an all inclusive holiday. This means you can have up to three at lunch, and three at dinner.

The drink limit only impacts those on all inclusive holidays in certain areas of the Balearic islands.

The affected destinations are:

  • Magalluf
  • El Arenal
  • Playa de Palma in Mallorca
  • Sant Antoni in Ibiza

Pub crawls and ban on alcohol sales

Pub crawls are also banned as is the sale of the sale of alcohol in shops between 9.30pm and 8am. Advertising party boats in some areas are also banned.

Those breaking these laws can be fined anywhere between 6,000 euros (around £ 5,000) to 600,000 euros (around £ 500,000).

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 behavior. 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 backed the drinks limit, saying it “strongly supports” the new rules.

A spokesman 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 traveling to hotels in the designated areas enjoy a positive customer experience.”


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