Thomas Cook issues warning to Brits abroad as 'six drinks a day rule' imposed in Spain

The new decree relates to Magaluf and Majorca, while some parts of Ibiza are also affected

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Thomas Cook has issued a warning to Brits heading to Spain about a new rule which caps their alcohol consumption.

The government of the Balearic Islands have issued a decree which restricts the amount of drinks holidaymakers can access at all inclusive resorts.

Now, visitors will be limited to six drinks a day, which can only be drunk during lunch and dinner.

The new decree relates to Magaluf and Majorca, while some parts of Ibiza are also affected.

Drag row

In an email sent to customers, Thomas Cook 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).

The new rules relate to several islands including Magaluf
The new rules relate to several islands including Magaluf
Thomas Cook has issued a warning about the change of rules
Thomas Cook has issued a warning about the change of rules

"Please be aware that Magaluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is new restriction on All Inclusive."

On top of the cap on drinks, the Balearic Government has halted pub crawls, while also preventing the sale of alcohol in shops between 9.30pm and 8am.

The move as reported in the Daily Star comes as the Government attempts to address the issue of “bad behaviour” from Brits.

Speaking in London in February Iago Negueruela, Balearic Islands Tourism minister said: “We want British tourists - we don't want this type of tourism.

“British tourism is essential for our islands. We share with the British government the view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing.

“We want to put a stop to bad behaviour. We will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors - we will have zero tolerance for tourism excesses.”