The Balearic government is cracking down on holidaymakers drinking on the Spanish islands, forcing holiday companies to impose a drinking limit on all-inclusive holidays.

Thomas Cook has issued a warning to holidaymakers about a new alcohol rule for those flying on an all-inclusive holiday to Spain. The holiday company has confirmed that the number of drinks Britons will be allowed to take as part of their package will be limited to six.

There are also new restrictions on the times tourists will be allowed to have their six drinks – they will only be able to be served three free drinks at lunch and three with their evening meal, BirminghamLive Reports. The regulations affect those traveling to Magaluf, Mallorca and parts of Ibiza.

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Travel agent Thomas Cook has sent a warning to customers via email informing them of the package holiday. It read: “Please note that a decree has been issued by the Balearic government on a new restriction for the 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 (3 each).

“Please note that Magalluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is a new restriction on All Inclusive.” It comes as authorities in Mallorca and Ibiza have launched a crackdown on drunken behavior.

The law was introduced in 2020 but travel agencies have echoed the rules as thousands of Britons book holidays to the Spanish islands. Thomas Cook told the Daily S tar : “In some areas of the Balearic Islands alcohol consumption is restricted. We want to ensure that our customers are informed when they book.”

The Balearic government has also halted pub crawls, the sale of alcohol in shops between 9:30 p.m. and 8 a.m., and the advertising of party boats in some areas.

Balearic Islands Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela said: “We want British tourists. We do not want this type of tourism. British tourism is essential for our islands. We share the UK government’s view that some images of UK tourists are embarrassing.

“We want to put an end to bad behavior. From April to May of this year, we will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors. We will have zero tolerance for tourist excesses.

Travel association ABTA backed the drink limit, saying it “strongly supports” the new rules. A spokesperson said: “ABTA will continue to engage with the Government of the Balearic Islands, ABTA members and other parties, to encourage clear communication and information exchange, to ensure that vacationers traveling to hotels in designated areas enjoy a positive guest experience.”