Pub crawl tour laws announced

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IN an effort to clean up Calvia’s image, the council has announced strict new measures to regulate organised pub-crawl tours.

The new draft law was presented by Mayor Manu Onieva on Monday (March 2), and as well as regulating tours it also seeks to ban alcohol consumption on the streets of Magaluf and Santa Ponsa between 10pm and 8am. The restriction will also affect non-alcoholic drinks, as officers cannot control what kinds of beverages are inside the different bottles and containers.

Stores will not be allowed to sell alcohol from midnight until eight in the morning.

Organisers of pub-crawl tours will have to hire a security guard to ensure safety during the excursion and they will not be able to encourage participants with ‘sexual enticements’.

The phenomenon of ‘balconing’ (jumping from a hotel balcony to the pool or from one balcony to another) will be sanctioned as a serious offence and each company will only be permitted to organise one tour per night, between 8pm and midnight.

In addition, the pub-crawl group will be restricted to 20 participants.

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