Tourists in Spain face increasingly tough bans and fines

Tourists in Spain face increasingly stringent bans and fines

Barcelona authorities have introduced new controls on guided tours to minimize inconvenience to local residents. First, the number of tourist groups will be officially limited. Secondly, the composition of each group will also be thinned out.

Another new feature is that the use of loudspeakers and megaphones of all kinds is no longer allowed, guides are instead ordered to speak very quietly or have to spend money on audio equipment.

Team leaders should plan routes in advance in such a way as to minimize inconvenience to the local population .

In the city center, excursions will be held for a maximum of 30 people, but in narrow streets and squares, no more than 15 tourists in a group will be allowed to attend.

Some attractions can only be visited at the same time from three to eight people.

It is possible that groups will soon be forced to move in one direction and not go beyond the permitted 24 streets and squares.

Guides are strongly advised to encourage tourists to buy tickets in advance, and not advertise business on the streets.

Tourists should choose open spaces to talk with the group and describe historical events so as not to clutter up already busy places.

If a tourist is caught exercising their natural needs while swimming in the sea, they will be imposed fine up to 750 euros. The authorities, in this regard, said that they will install public toilets in the high season to prevent this problem.

Barbecue is also prohibited on the beach, as well as leaving garbage or taking gas bottles with you.

Penalty — 3,000 euros.

Anyone who goes to or from the beach down the street in a swimsuit can be fined 300 euros. This applies to the entire territory of Spain.

By the way, men walking around without outerwear can also be fined.

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