Published on : Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The holidaymakers, who are heading for Majorca and Ibiza, major tourist attraction in Spain are being warned not to take risks by attending secret raves or unauthorised parties. In new travel advice, the British government says holidaymakers must not take “unnecessary risks”.
There have been a number of serious accidents involving people attending irregular commercially promoted parties in villas and private homes on the islands of Ibiza and Majorca, said an UK Embassy spokesman.
The licensed clubs and bars are required to meet safety and security standards and also the COVID-19 protocols, including emergency exits and capacity limits, and to have trained, licensed security staff. Irregular commercial parties may not meet these standards.
The UK government adds that one should take care of your belongings, ensure you know where emergency exits are located and not take unnecessary risks.
Heavy fines may be imposed by local authorities to anyone attending irregular commercial parties. The advice is part of new guidelines on a crackdown on so-called “uncivic behaviour” in the party hotspots of Majorca and Ibiza.
The British holidaymakers could be fined up to £25,000 if caught going to illegal parties. The latest travel advice clarifies: “Legislation introduced by the Regional Government in the Balearic Islands, covering designated areas within the resorts of Magaluf (Calvià) and Playa de Palma on the island of Majorca, and San Antonio (San Antoni de Portmany) on the island of Ibiza, places limits on the sale and availability of alcohol.”
“In designated areas of the resorts of San Antonio, Magaluf and Playa de Palma there are prohibitions on happy hours, open bars (such as all you can drink in one-hour offers), the sale of alcohol from vending machines, self-service alcohol dispensers and the organising of pub-crawls and party boat trips.