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British travellers are warned of penalty fines for attending illegal parties in Ibiza

Fines could be up to €85,000

  • Aneesa Ahmed | Image: Marko Markovic
  • 11 May 2022
British travellers are warned of penalty fines for attending illegal parties in Ibiza

Travellers from the UK have been instructed to not go to any illegal parties in Ibiza and Majorca, and have been warned of fines of up to €85,000 if they attend these events.

Due to serious accidents that have occurred on the islands, the British Embassy in Spain has issued a caution to visitors.

A spokesperson from the embassy said: "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.

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"Licensed clubs and bars are required to meet safety and security standards, including emergency exits and capacity limits, and to have trained licensed security staff. Irregular commercial parties may not meet these standards. "

The warning comes as Mercedes Garrido, the Balearic councillor for the presidency, and Vicent Mari, the president of the Council of Ibiza, unveiled new regulations that will take effect this summer in an effort to curb illegal parties, which have grown "exponentially" in the last two years as nightclubs have closed due to the pandemic.

Landlords who lease out premises where these parties are hosted may face fines ranging from €100,000 to €300,000 if they are found to be liable.

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Another new law is that fines will be imposed on attendance, with penalties ranging from €300 to €300,000 depending on the severity of the offence.

The British Government says: "You 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."

Recently, a six drinks a day limit has been introduced at popular resorts in Ibiza, replacing the unlimited offers of the past. This comes as part of new a “tourism law” passed in early February, aimed at attracting “quality tourism” only.

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[Via: Nottingham Post]

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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