Drunk Brits could be blacklisted from Magaluf and Ibiza under new plans

Those who flout the rules can already be expelled from their hotels, such as those who jump between balconies in a dangerous practice known locally as ‘balconing.’

Drunk Brits could be blacklisted from Magaluf and Ibiza under new plans
IBIZA BALEARIC ISLANDS, SPAIN - JUNE 07: Decoration and general view of the Flower Power party at Pacha Ibiza nightclub, on June 7, 2022, in Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. The Flower Power party has been held at the legendary Pacha Ibiza nightclub for four decades with a colorful proposal that perfectly captures the essence of the most hippie Ibiza. The event offers a soundtrack based on great classics of rock, soul, funk and pop of the 60's, 70's and 80's with a creative and colorful decoration. In addition, the audience usually dresses in bell-bottoms, flowers in their hair, wigs and colorful dresses. The party has been held every Monday since May 23, after the island's nightlife reopened after two years of inactivity due to the pandemic. (Photo By German Lama/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Proposals made in a bid to crackdown on boozy tourists could see Brits being banned from places like Ibiza (Picture: Getty)

Badly-behaved British tourists could be banned from the Balearic Islands under controversial new plans.

Holidaymakers who break strict rules brought in to crack down on anti-social visitors could be blacklisted, it has been reported.

The islands’ Head of Tourism Jaume Bauza appeared to confirm overnight that Brits could face huge fines for being drunk on holiday.

A drunken tourism decree was agreed upon at the start of 2020 for certain areas like Magaluf in Majorca and the West End of San Antonio in neighbouring Ibiza.

It included fines of up to £50k for holidaymakers caught leaping off their hotel balconies and limits on the amount of alcohol served with meals at all-inclusive hotels.

The Balearics Islands’ new regional government has already signalled its intention to change the name of the decree against excess tourism to that of the ‘responsible tourism’ decree to avoid negative connotations.

It is also planning to eliminate the current situation where only some streets in certain resorts including Magaluf and San Antonio are affected by the rules.

People party at the Pacha Ibiza nightclub in Ibiza, on June 16, 2022. - After being closed for two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mediterranean island's famous mega-clubs have reopened their doors, drawing throngs of partygoers. The pandemic affected all sectors but the leisure sector -- which employs over 3,000 people directly and indirectly -- was the last to fully after virus restrictions were lifted. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)
Drunken clubbers who cause mischief could be told they are no longer wanted on the island (Picture: Getty)

This would mean action against offenders could potentially be taken in any of the four islands that make up the Balearics.

In an announcement yesterday, Mr Bauza also admitted that as part of a package of tougher measures being prepared against anti-social visitors, a proposal to put some of them on a plane back home and ban them from returning for a certain period is being considered.

Those who flout the rules can already be expelled from their hotels, such as those who jump between balconies in a dangerous practice known locally as ‘balconing.’

Speaking after a meeting yesterday with representatives of the four councils affected by the current excess tourism decree, the islands’ Head of Tourism confirmed the idea of a blacklist was being considered.

Explaining that it would be ‘regulated in the decree’ he was quoted by respected island newspaper Diario de Ibiza as saying: ‘I’ve expressed the master lines and nothing’s being ruled out or confirmed at this stage.

‘Then it will need to have a legal framework.

‘The main thing is to target companies as well, but above all those people who behave in a way that is not tolerable, here or anywhere.’

The party resorts of Magaluf and part of Playa de Palma east of the island capital which is also one of the areas covered by the excess tourism decree, have been rocked this summer by several alleged sex attacks involving foreign tourists including gang rapes.

Any attempts by the Balearic Islands’ government to blacklist anti-social tourists are set to come up against EU free movement legislation, where the holidaymakers are from EU member states.

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