Brits warned as Brexit rule means you can’t take popular snacks into Spain
The Foreign Office travel advice for Spain warns holidaymakers of EU rules which mean you won’t be able to take some popular snacks with you on your holiday
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Brits heading on Spain holidays this summer are being warned of new post-Brexit rules including the banning of popular snacks.
That’s because under EU rules, you can’t bring meat or dairy products with you when travelling from a non-EU country – which now includes the UK.
That means you’ll need to leave your ham and cheese sarnies at home, not to mention any other snacks which contain the likes of milk.
The Foreign Office warns Brits in its travel advice for Brits: “You cannot take meat, milk or products containing them into EU countries. There are some exceptions for medical reasons, for example certain amounts of powdered infant milk, infant food, or pet food required for medical reasons. Check the rules about taking food and drink into the EU on the European Commission website.”
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There is a silver lining for parents with babies though, as the exception to the rule is baby milk or baby food.
However, there are still restrictions in place regarding what you can actually bring. You can’t bring more than 2kg of baby milk/food on your trip, it should not require refrigeration before opening, and the packaging must be unbroken unless you’re currently using it.
The EU rules also state that the food must be ‘packaged proprietary brand products for direct sale to the final consumer’.
It’s not the only latest rules that Brits need to be aware of if booking holidays to Spanish hotspots.
In a bid to crack down on drunken behaviour from tourists, the Balearics government has introduced a new rule across the islands, including Majorca and Ibiza, capping the number of drinks Brits can enjoy during all-inclusive holidays.
UK holidaymakers will be restricted to six drinks a day, alongside their lunch and dinner; which essentially could mean the end of enjoying some cocktails by the pool.
Balearic Islands Tourism minister Iago Negueruela spoke about the possibility of introducing the rules earlier this year, saying: “We want British tourists – we don’t want this type of tourism.
“British tourism is essential for our islands. We share with the British government the view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing.
“We want to put a stop to bad behaviour. We will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors – we will have zero tolerance for tourism excesses.”
If you are planning a holiday to Spain, the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands make sure to check the Foreign Office’s latest Spain travel advice which includes important information including entry requirements and other rules you may need to be aware of ahead of your trip.
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