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Beware: Travel Bans Exist On Some Beaches In Spain


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Ten more beaches in Spain have banned smoking on their shores, joining a growing campaign to make 50 smoke-free beaches in the Balearics. Majorca, Minorca, and Ibiza are implementing signs on their coasts to combat the unhealthy habit.

The Spanish press reports a campaign aimed at preventing smoking in natural spaces, promoting healthy habits, and reducing litter from discarded cigarette butts. Muro and Port de Sant Miquel beaches in Mallorca have imposed a ban, while other municipalities are encouraged to join the initiative.

Beaches In Spain

Spain’s Medical Association has released 20 anti-smoking measures to combat smoking and vaping in public spaces, including beaches, restaurant terraces, and queues. The measures include banning flavoured tobacco and vapes, increasing tobacco product prices (how exactly will this help, anyone?) and imposing fines for those breaking the rule.

UK holidaymakers are warned about a seven-hour beach rule in Spain that could result in a £1,000 fine. Tourists found on Benidorm’s beaches or swimming between midnight and 7 am can face fines between 750 and 1,200 euros, or up to £1,027. The Health Plan Spain magazine states these restrictions are for safety and beach cleaning. Other rules include not putting down parasols or towels and not playing ball games outside special areas.


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