New drink and pub-crawl rules in Magaluf

Rules now in force designed to stop “anti-social behaviour”
The rowdy Majorcan resort of Magaluf has introduced new rules to reduce antisocial behaviour. The rules come into force today, and include a ban on drinking alcohol in the street between 10pm and 8am, more police surveillance, and new changes to pub crawls.
Other measures include no sales of alcoholic drinks in shops between midnight and 8am, and activities such as balconing, urinating and being naked in the street becoming serious offences that result in fines of between €750 and €3000.
Meanwhile, new rules on pub crawls include: one crawl per organizing company per day; maximum of 20 participants per crawl; participants to be escorted by both a member of the company and an accredited security staff; and pub crawl staff must have first aid training.
Pub crawl participants must be aged over 18, wear special identification clothes and provide a contact person in case of emergency.
A statement from the Spanish Tourist Office added that police would allow a transition period for tourists and local citizens to “become familiar with and abide by the new regulations”.
Isabel Borrego, Spain’s secretary of state for tourism, said: “The Spanish government strongly supports the new regulations passed by Calvia Council. They will foster a new framework in which all international tourists can fully enjoy their holidays in Spain in a manner that is responsible both for themselves and the destination.”
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