Tourists, including a few Russians who want to relax in the resorts of Spain, have been warned by officials of new “repressions”. Barcelona authorities have unveiled new controls on guided tours to minimize inconvenience to local residents. To do this, tourists and guides were ordered to stop using megaphones so as not to break the silence with loud sounds. According to Spanish media, guides will have to rely only on their vocal cords, and tourists will have to rely on good hearing or use audio equipment.
Group leaders must also plan ahead for routes that “minimize inconvenience”. In the city center, the number of participants in excursions will be limited to 30 people, while in smaller areas no more than 15 tourists are allowed. Some attractions can only accept from 3 to 8 people at a time. And as a result of further restrictions, tourist guides will be forced to move in one direction and use only 24 streets and squares for tours.
Tour guides were also urged to encourage tourists to buy tickets in advance rather than advertise their services on the streets. They are also instructed to look for more “spacious places” to stop for explanations, instead of cluttering up already busy places.
Spain continues on its course to change its image for tourists and locals: for visitors – quiet , safe and aesthetic resorts, and for the locals – the absence of annoying and drunk tourists. In this regard, the introduction of strict rules and “repressions” continues. So, one of the last strict rules is not to urinate in the Mediterranean Sea and on the beaches. Those who are caught doing obscene activities are subject to a huge fine – read more here.
There are other rules that apply in the resort region: it is also forbidden to barbecue on the beach, leave garbage or take gas bottles with you.
- who are caught breaking the rules will be fined 3,000 euros (169 thousand rubles).
- Anyone who walks around public streets in only swimsuits/underpants without “decent” clothes can be fined in ruble equivalent for 16'500 rubles. The decree applies to both women and men.
- Majorca and Ibiza in the Balearic Islands have announced that tourists will be limited to six alcoholic drinks per day during an all-inclusive holiday: three at lunch and three at dinner . The Government of the Balearic Islands has also banned the sale of alcohol in stores from 21:30 to 8:00.
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