Spain holiday warning – Tourists face CRACKDOWN with one-way systems, guided tours with strict limits, and noise rules | The Sun

BRITS looking to let loose on holiday in Spain have been warned about a fresh crackdown with rules such as one-way systems.

Authorities in Barcelona have unveiled new controls on guided tours as they look to minimalise nuisance to locals.


Megaphones will be axed from the coastal city and guides will instead have to speak quietly or rely on audio equipment.

Group leaders must also plan routes in advance that "minimise inconvenience".

In the heart of the city, tours will be limited to 30 people, while in smaller areas there will be no more than 15 allowed.

Some attractions will only be able to welcome just three to eight people at once too.

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And in a further clampdown, tours will be forced to go in one direction and use just 24 streets and squares.

Tour guides have also been urged to encourage tourists to buy tickets in advance rather than tout for business on the streets.

They have also been told to find "spacious locations" to stop for explanations instead of clogging up already busy spots.

It comes amid a huge crackdown on nuisance tourists in Spain, with Brits desperate for the loo while on holiday there warned to avoid going in the sea – or face huge fines.

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A popular holiday resort has banned weeing in the sea with fines up to €750 (£640) for anyone caught.

Vigo, a coastal region in the northwest of Spain, has issued the new warning which bans urinating "in the sea or on the beach".

It is now a minor infraction due to being a hygiene and sanitary risk, meaning tourists will be fined if they break the rules.

The city council said they would be installing public toilets during the peak season to prevent the problem.

It isn't the only rule in place at the region, with barbeques also banned at the beach, as well as leaving rubbish or taking gas cylinders.

There are lots of rules Brits should be aware of this summer when heading to the Spanish beaches.

The medieval town of Salobreña forbids the use of barbecues on beaches and those caught breaking the rules will be landed with a €3,000 (£2,400) fine.

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Anyone walking to or from the beach on public streets in just their swimwear across Spain could be handed a £250 fine.

Men walking around without tops on in the two areas could also find themselves being fined also.

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