The British are back in Magaluf and celebrate as hard as never before, as these pictures show.
Corona virus and a new garbage-fighting law passed for the region earlier this year haven't stopped night owls from jumping up and down on a parked car on the Punta Ballena party strip while others broke into soccer chants, that could be heard a mile away.
A teenager on the roof of the vehicle in front of a fast food snack bar was replaced by another in a bright orange top that jumped on the hood before waving his arms up and down to keep the crowd busy.
A third man could be seen trying to jump on the boot, but seemed to be struggling because of the condition he was in.
The debilitated scenes occurred around 2 a.m. on Friday when the police reached the area to ensure that the bars closed on time.
British revelers who weren't wearing face masks returned to the Punta Ballena party strip in Magaluf, Spain, shortly after 2 a.m. on Friday to start their vacation with alcohol
One man danced on the roof of a car (left) while others flooded a street on the party strip (right).
The scenes that took place on Friday when the police reached the area to make sure the bars closed on time came when concerned residents predicted the problem would only get worse. Pictured: A man sits on a bench after a night of parties
One of the men who were filmed jumping up and down on the badly damaged parked car was arrested but released after several hours in prison.
None of the filmed vacationers wore face masks, although there was no guaranteed social distance and the rules for their use tomorrow in the Balearic Islands are to be tightened.
An angry local used the social media to rave: “Total chaos in Punta Ballena. Hundreds of sons of British from UK.
“No face masks on, jump on cars, get drunk, drink alcohol on the street. A disaster. Where is the police? A £ shame for king. & # 39;
Concerned residents today said the problem would only worsen in the coming weeks as more bars reopened and the number of British holidaymakers flying to Mallorca increased.
One said: “At the moment the six main bars in Punta Ballena are open, but in two weeks everything will be open, so it will be worse if the police fail to handle it.
“The scenes you saw in Magaluf the other day are in response to tourists' anger at bars that have to close at 2am.
"There was no violence, but it is the picture the local authorities hoped they wouldn't have to see this summer."
Magaluf City Hall leaders predicted earlier this year that the coronavirus crisis could be the fatal blow to alcohol tourism that the party resort wanted to kill – but that was before Spain pushed ahead with reopening its international tourism borders.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, British tourists flocked to the streets to dance all night without a face mask
British tourists came to the famous party strip in Spain to enjoy the start of their vacation
While the revelers continued to party, police officers reached the area to make sure the bars closed on time
The number of British vacationers flying to Spain has increased since June 21, when they were re-admitted for the first time in three months.
Holidaymakers from Costa received a boost on Friday after the quarantine for people arriving from English airports in Spain was abolished.
British revelers, hoping to do whatever they want with alcohol in Magaluf this summer, were warned in June that the coronavirus would not stop the police from taking action against them.
The Balearic Minister of Tourism, Iago Negueruela, said his government was "particularly vigilant" to monitor the decree, which fined drunken tourism with fines for jumping balconies and banning alcohol cruises and drinks such as happy hour and 2×1.
And in comments repeated by local newspapers, the stubborn minister said local authorities would do everything to ensure that the kind of tourists they wanted to keep away from party resorts like Magaluf "didn't have the option our islands to come ".
Affected residents predicted that the problem would only worsen in the coming weeks if more bars were reopened
Mr Negueruela criticized Britain's response to the coronavirus crisis and earlier this year accused her of being too slow to take blocking measures when Boris Johnson was still talking about the persecution of his so-called "herd immunity plan".
The government of the Balearic Islands made every initial effort to attract vacationers from Germany as part of a pilot plan for foreign tourism that excluded British tourists.
The decree to combat garbage tourism, approved in January, was the first in Europe to restrict the promotion and sale of alcohol in certain areas of the Balearic Islands, including Magaluf and San Antonio in neighboring Ibiza.
It includes an alcohol limit of three drinks during meals in all-inclusive hotels, a ban on pub crawls, and fines in excess of £ 50,000 for vacationers caught jumping from the hotel balcony.
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