So before you take off for the Balearics, remember that there are certain beaches on which smoking is banned, e.g. Sant Joan (Alcudia), Sa Platgeta, Santa Ponsa, Cala Estància, Cala Molins and Caló des Moro in Mallorca and Playa de Santa Eulalia del Río and Playa de Talamanca in Ibiza and Binissafúller and Platja Gran in Minorca.
For those staying in an all inclusive hotel in specific zones of Arenal, Magalluf, Playa de Palma and Sant Antoni, guests are only allowed six free alcoholic drinks per day and with meals.
For those going out for a meal, certain restaurants have adopted dress codes: Tank tops without straps, swimming trunks, swimsuits, any items purchased from street vendors and football strips could be a no no, plus, if you have made a booking and fail to turn up, you may get charged a penalty.
Practices that are dangerous to life are strictly forbidden. These include moving from one balcony to another or jumping from balconies into swimming pools. Such practices will result in immediate expulsion from the premises as well as a fine.
In the four resorts mentioned, sale of alcohol from mini markets or supermarkets between 9.30pm and 8am is prohibited as are party boats, pub crawls and other illegal parties.
Also make sure passports comply with the validity requirements and you may also be asked to prove you have enough money for your holiday.
Apart from that, enjoy your holiday.
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SaraIt's not a "rule" to be "enforced" and it's not specifically aimed at Brits (despite how the British tabloids choose to frame it). It's simply allowed for customs officers to demand it, should the person seem dodgy in some way. Aside from the fact that customs has queues to process and doesn't have time for frivolousness, I doubt most tourists seem dodgy, so it's no surprise that it's not something they'd demand very often.
Jules OThank you Jules.
Piers de-VillneuveImagine the French that go there so if they are a lower IQ all round. The French would probably go on strike mid holiday.
@Jason D. Trust me , the average IQ of a Brit that goes to Magaluf is barely half that number and just slightly higher than that of a goldfish.
Sara - it's not being enforced - in Mallorca at least. I couldn't comment regarding other Spanish airports. Since most (over-18) Brits arrive through automatic passport gates at Palma airport, there is no mechanism to check such docs. And I suspect there isn't the will to do so either.
Piers de-VillneuveThe average IQ of a person from the UK is 99.12, versus 96.69 in France. Source - World Population Review 2023. Next time, think before mocking an entire nation.
Talking of rules, does anyone know whether proof of accommodation is actually being enforced on entry to Spain for British citizens since Brexit? I have British visitors coming to stay with me this summer and would like to know whether it is really necessary for me to go through all the process of applying for a “carta de invitación” for them. I’m sure there must be a number of MDB readers who are resident and expect or have had British visitors this year. I can only imagine that this requirement would cause even longer queues at passport control.
Its very sad that the average IQ of a Brit is so low that they have to be told not to wear football tops and swimming trunks for a meal out (actually a lot of fat tattoed Brits don't even wear a top), not to jump off balconies and not to buy 24 cans of Estrella Damn each from the supermarket to drink before going clubbing. Oh and surely its only Brits that think 6 alcoholic drinks with food isn't enough 🤷♂️