Spain travel warning as six beach rules could land holidaymakers with up to €3000 fines

Holidaymakers are expected to flood into Spain this year with Covid restrictions easing up in recent months.

Last month saw costly testing requirements for people returning back into Scotland scrapped, while the need to fill in a passenger locator form was also binned.

Travellers are also no longer legally obliged to carry out a period of quarantine upon their return to Scotland – regardless of their vaccination status.

The traditional favourite hotspots are expected to see an uptick in visitors due to the easing of these restrictions.

And April 2022 will be the first month that international travel returns to near pre-pandemic levels in two years.

easyJet claims that more than 30 per cent of people in the UK are planning on heading to Spain at some point this year.

While Covid laws and regulations have eased elsewhere, there are still a number of rules that holidaymakers must be aware of when heading to the beach – or they could be faced with a €3,000 fine, Wales Online reports.

This ranges from wearing the wrong attire to general bad behaviour on the beach.

More than 30 per cent of people in the UK are said to be planning holidays to Spain this year

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Cover up

For those heading to or from the beach, you will have to cover up on most public streets. Men walking around with their shirts off or women wearing only bikinis or swimwear, could be fined €300. These fines have reportedly already been dished out in Barcelona and Mallorca.

Don’t use soap or shampoo

At all Spanish beach showers, it is illegal to wash with soap and shampoo and you can be fined up to €750 if caught doing so. This is because the chemicals in these products are harmful to marine life.

No sleeping

After a long night of drinking, many dangerously wander down to the beach to sleep off the night’s excesses. However, doing so overnight is completely forbidden and in regions such as Valencia, can land you a €1,500 fine. Camping on the beach is also against the law and could result in the same fee having to be paid.

Keep your kit on

Though popular throughout Europe, if you go nude on a non-nudist beach, expect to be hit with a stern dressing down and a fine of up to €750.

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A grey area with some destinations, you may need to seek permission to have a barbecue on the beach. But in some areas such as Salobrena, you can be handed a huge€3,000 fine.

No smoking

After a successful pilot scheme last year, the Spanish government is expanding a no-smoking policy across popular beaches in Spain. The smoke-free beaches and zones include locations in Galicia, Murcia, Catalonia, Andalusia, Asturias, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. If you are found smoking at a smoke-less beach, you will be fined €30.

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