SMOKERS could face a £1,700 fine if they are caught lighting up on a Spanish beach, after a new law was passed.
Spain’s new law grants local authorities the authority to ban smoking on beaches, and punish offenders.
Many Spanish tourist hotspots like Barcelona and Canary Islands have banned smoking from beaches.
Similar rules were enacted in Italy and France by the authorities of Sardinia, Italy.
Spain’s law, however, is the first in Europe to be of this nature.
If local municipalities take up the law, anyone caught smoking on a beach with a ban could be fined up to €2,000 (£1,700).
This law will help Spain achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Other Spain news: Thousands of Brits have cancelled their Christmas and New Year’s Eve trips due to Covid travel regulations.
Hotel cancellations in Benidorm Murcia, Murcia, and the Canary Islands were all a result of Brits making last-minute vacation changes.
Due to the UK’s vaccination schedule, all children 12 years and older must be vaccinated. This has ruined holiday opportunities for many British families.
Parents with children younger than 18 may not be allowed to enter the country.
Due to a new tax on tourists, Benidorm holidays may be more expensive next year.
The Valencian government wants to introduce the tax which would see tourists pay a fee for each night they stay.
The rate has not yet been decided, but suggestions of between 50 cents and €2 per night (42p-£1.68).
We have compiled the Covid entry requirements to Brit-favourite vacation spots.