Holidaymakers Furious As Spain Set To Make Tourists Prove They Can Spend £85 A Day
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Spanish authorities may want to see that visitors from abroad can fund their trips at a rate of €100 (£85) per day, and financial requirements may go even further, meaning tourists must have at least €900 (£766.94) in funds alongside a return or onward ticket and proof of accommodation.
While one person called the decision ‘pathetic’, others took to Twitter to express their anger.
One person tweeted: “That will be me not going on principle. I’ll spend my money elsewhere,” while another added: “Yet another Brexit gift. Not long before other EU countries follow.”
A third social media user quipped: “Boycott on Spain for £85 starts now,” with a fourth adding: “Last time I went to Spain we were all inclusive. I don't think we spent £85 each in the week and a half we were there”
The potential move was reported by SchengenVisainfo, with the outlet also noting that acceptable evidence of accommodation includes a hotel booking confirmation, an invitation from a host or an address if visitors are staying with a third party.
It was reported last week that Spain is continuing its crackdown on booze tourism, with as many as eight bars in Majorca facing closure.
Certain drinking holes stand accused of infractions against the Decree Law on Excessive (booze) Tourism, which was approved by the Balearic Parliament in 2022.
Iago Negueruela, Spain’s Minister for Tourism, explained that the Decree Law on Excessive Tourism is in place to ‘banish a series of practices and a specific type of tourism on which action must be taken’.
Meanwhile, back in April, Thomas Cook notified customers that booze limits on certain all-inclusive breaks would be introduced.
The travel agency said at the time that a limit of six drinks per person per day had been introduced and these drinks can only be consumed during mealtimes.
The new rules, introduced for the Balearic Islands, were explained in a statement to customers from Thomas Cook.
The company said: "Please be advised that a decree has been issued by the Balearic Government on a new restriction for All Inclusive meal option.
"There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will be provided only during lunch and dinner (three each).
"Please be aware that Magaluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is a new restriction on All Inclusive."
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