holidaymakers jetting off to Spain this summer have been warned about a new beach rule that could land you a €750 fine.
The city council of Vigo, in Galicia, in the north of Spain, has warned that public urination is now “an infringement of hygiene and sanitary regulations”, Express reports. The announcement means that any holidaymaker caught urinating “in the sea or on the beach” will be handed a €750 fine.
More public toilets are being installed on the beaches during the peak season. Beachgoers in Spain are facing other strict new rules which were announced recently.
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Spain has warned that local authorities would impose fines for anyone inappropriately dressed on the street. This means tourists have to make sure they get dressed before leaving the beach as anyone not covered up could be fined.
This includes women seen wearing only a bikini or swimsuit and men without a top. The country is also planning to fine anyone who leaves their litter behind as well as people who bring a gas cylinder or barbeque to the beach.
The country said using soap in the sea is now forbidden and reserving a spot on the beach with a towel is also banned. Majorca and Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands, announced earlier this year that tourists will be limited to just six drinks a day on their all-inclusive holidays.
The number of drinks is now limited to three at lunch, and three at dinner. The Balearic Government also banned the sale of alcohol in shops between 9.30pm and 8am.
Pub crawls, two-for-one drinks offers and happy hours at certain spots in Majorca and Ibiza are also illegal. Majorca has also announced strict dress code rules, with tourists wearing football shirts or glow-in-the-dark hats now barred from restaurants and bars.
A group of 11 restaurants in Majorca, all part of the Palma Beach brand, have imposed a new dress code which all tourists will have to follow. The clothing ban includes tank tops without straps, swimming trunks, swimsuits, accessories purchased from street vendors, such as glow-in-the-dark hats, and football strips.
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