The British are back in Magaluf and are partying as loud as ever as these pictures show.
Coronavirus and a new tourism anti-waste law passed to the area at the beginning of the year didn’t stop these revelers from jumping up and down a parked car in the party strip at Punta Ballena, while others broke into one-and-a-half football chants miles away.
A youngster on the roof of the vehicle at a fast food takeaway was replaced by another in a bright orange top who hopped on the hood before swinging his arms up and down to entertain the crowd of blobs.
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 unhinged scenes occurred around 2am around Friday when police reached the area to ensure the bars closed on time.
British revelers, who were not wearing face masks, returned to the Punta Ballena party strip in Magaluf, Spain shortly after 2am on Friday to begin their holiday with booze
A man danced on the roof of a car (left) while others flood the street on the party strip (right)
The scenes, which occurred on Friday when police reached the area to ensure the bars closed on time, are because concerned residents predicted the problem would only get worse. Pictured: a man is sitting on a bench after a night of partying
One of the men filmed jumping up and down on the parked car, which was badly damaged, was arrested but released in custody after several hours.
None of the filmed holidaymakers wore face masks, despite the fact that there was no guaranteed social distance and tomorrow the rules for its use in the Balearic Islands will be tightened.
An angry local went to social media to rage: ‘Total chaos in Punta Ballena. Hundreds of sons of b £ ches from Britain.
“No face masks on, jumping on top of cars, drunk, drinking alcohol on the street. A disaster. Where’s the police? A king of shame. ‘
Concerned residents predicted that the problem will get worse in the coming weeks as more bars reopen and the number of British ‘sun, sex and sand’ holidaymakers flying to Mallorca is growing.
One of them said, “At the moment, the six main bars in Punta Ballena are open, but everything will open in two weeks, so things will get worse unless the police manage to get a handle on it.
The scenes you saw in Magaluf last night are in response to tourists’ anger at bars closing at 2am.
“There was no violence, but it’s the kind of image the local authorities hoped they wouldn’t see this summer.”
Magaluf town hall leaders predicted earlier this year that the coronavirus crisis could sound the death knell for the booze-driven brash tourism that sought to kill the party resort – but that was before Spain brought forward the reopening of its borders to international tourism.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, British tourists flocked to the streets to dance the night away without wearing face masks
British tourists came to the famous party strip in Spain to enjoy the start of their holiday
While revelers continued to party, police officers reached the area to ensure the bars closed on time
The number of British holidaymakers flying to Spain has been growing since June 21, when they were allowed to enter for the first time in three months.
Costa holidaymakers got a boost on Friday after the quarantine was canceled for people arriving at English airports from Spain.
British revelers hoping to enjoy drink-fueled vacations in Magaluf this summer from ‘Do What You Want’ were warned in June that the corona virus would not stop police crackdown on them.
Balearic Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela said his government would be ‘particularly vigilant’ to monitor the decree designed to ban drunk tourism with fines for jumping balconies and bans on drink cruises and drink offers such as happy hours and 2×1.
And in comments echoed by local newspapers, the tough-talking minister said the local authorities would do their utmost to ensure that the type of tourist they want to keep away from party resorts like Magaluf ‘doesn’t have the option of going to our islands to come’.
Concerned residents predicted that the problem would get worse in the coming weeks as more bars reopen
Mr. Negueruela was critical of Britain’s response to the coronavirus crisis and accused him of being too slow in closing measures earlier this year when Boris Johnson was still talking about pursuing his so-called ‘herd immunity’ plan .
The government of the Balearic Islands has put all its initial efforts into attracting holidaymakers from Germany as part of a foreign tourism pilot plan that excluded British tourists.
The anti-waste tourism decision, adopted in January, was announced at the time as the first in Europe to restrict the promotion and sale of alcohol in specific areas of the Balearic Islands, including Magaluf and San Antonio, in neighboring Ibiza.
It includes an alcohol limit of three drinks with meals at all-inclusive hotels, a pub crawl and fines of over £ 50,000 for holidaymakers caught jumping from the hotel’s balconies.