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EasyJet warns holidaymakers of changes to alcohol laws in the Balearic Islands

EasyJet has warned holidaymakers of changes to alcohol laws on some Spanish islands.

The strict rules affect parts of the Balearic Islands – a popular holiday destination for many British tourists.

The rules mean that guests on all-inclusive stays can have three drinks at lunch and three at dinner, if they want more they will have to pay for them.

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With travel restrictions and rules being relaxed, many people will want to return to pre-Covid holiday habits and book a break in the sun.

But there have been changes in the law that people should be aware of, and the Liverpool Echo reports that low-cost airline EasyJet has warned those planning all-inclusive trips of the changes.

EasyJet said: “Due to a change in Spanish law which affects certain resorts in the Balearic Islands, alcoholic drinks are now limited to three per person at lunch and dinner as part of the all-inclusive plan.”

The new rules were introduced in the summer of 2020, to limit the impact of drunken behavior on residents.

They apply to Magaluf Mallorca and some areas of Ibiza, but not all areas, so people are encouraged to check before booking.

The Balearic government has also banned happy hours, pub crawls and two-for-one drink deals.

Alcohol cannot be sold in stores between 9:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., and party boat advertising in certain areas is also prohibited.

Speaking earlier, Balearic Islands Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela said he wanted to put an end to “bad behaviour” and have “zero tolerance for tourist excesses”.