Foreign Affairs
Drastic measures to curb drunkenness by tourists in Ibiża and Magaluf

Spain’s Balearic Islands have passed a law which prohibits pub crawls and happy hours in three popular destinations, with the aim of curtailing the numbers of drunken tourists.

The affected destinations are Sant Antoni in Ibiza and Playa de Palma and Magaluf in Majorca. This is the first legislation of its kind in Europe. The measure, which came into effect on Friday, is intentioned by the authorities to reduce drinking on these islands.

These three locations are known for the numerous festivals and parties, particularly during the summer months.

The new law lays down that pub crawls can neither be held nor promoted. Advertising of happy hours has also been stopped, as well as boat parties. And outlets selling drink have to be kept closed between 9.30 p.m. and 8.00 a.m.

Shops not abiding by these regulations can be fined up to 600,000 euro or can be shut down for a three-year period.


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