New rules in Spain could see Brits facing fines if they smoke on popular beaches in Barcelona, as well as the Balearics and the Canary islands.
Brits heading on Spain holidays this summer will need to heed new rules on those golden beaches – or face being slapped with a fine.
Earlier this month, a new law was brought in at Barcelona, which makes its 10 beaches smoking-free.
Anyone caught smoking a cigarette will face a a 30 euro fine (approximately £25).
Barcelona isn't the only popular holiday spot where the smoking ban applies – the Canary Islands and Balearics also have similar rules in place.
For example, smoking is banned in Majorca such as Santa Ponsa, La Romana (Paguera) and Carregador (Palmanova).
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For those who want to smoke, there are designated smoking zones with clear signage. Smoking away from a designated area could see a tourist fined up to 2,000 euros (£1,691).
It's one of a recent string of rules for British tourists which also include fines for wearing swimwear away from the beach, and drinking.
Topless men and women wearing bikinis face being fined up to 300 euros (£253) if they're spotted on the street in Barcelona and Marjorca, and could even be issued on streets adjacent to the beach too.
Speaking of outfits, holidaymakers have been warned that some of Majorca's will deny entry to revellers wearing the likes of football shirts or glow-in-the-dark hats.
Meanwhile, drinking alcohol on the streets is banned in the likes of Barcelona and Madrid, with fines of up to 600 euros (approximately £507) for those who flout the rules.
In the Balearics, there are changes to all-inclusive holidays as part of a wider crackdown on boozy tourists.
Tourists holidaying in parts of Majorca and Ibiza will also face new drinking rules this year including a six drink limit at some all-inclusive hotels.
Party boat cruises, all-you-can-drink bar crawls and some drink offers will also be banned in an attempt to cut down on rowdy behaviour.
Meanwhile as many as eight bars in Magaluf and Playa de Palma in Majorca are facing having to close their doors for good over the coming months.
They may lose their licenses for infractions against the Decree Law on Excessive Tourism, the Majorca Daily Bulletin reports.
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