Brits banned from wearing football shirts and swim shorts at some Majorca restaurants

Business owners at Playa de Palma say they are fed-up with so-called "drunken tourism".

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 20th June 2022

British tourists at one of Majorca’s most popular party resorts have been banned from wearing football shirts, swim shorts, glow in the dark hats, and other items of clothing.

Even though the summer holiday season has only just begun, several business owners at the Playa de Palma resort – which is often regarded as the Spanish island’s partying hub – say they are already fed-up with so-called “drunken tourism”.

Some of them even believe the “battle has already been lost” this year.

And so, according to reports in The Mirror, a number of restaurant owners in the resort have clubbed together and come to the decision to impose a new dress code – which is already looking set to inconvenience many British holiday makers this summer.

The list of banned clothing items includes tank tops without straps, swimming trunks, swimsuits, any accessories purchased from street vendors – such as gold chains, glow-in-the-dark hats, and football strips.


On top of that, if a tourist is wearing any clothes that show the logo of a business which “promotes drunken tourism”, they too will be banned from participating venues.

All tourists will have to follow the new dress code rules, or they will be refused access.


The ban applies to 11 restaurants at the moment – which are all associated with the Palma Beach brand – but others are likely to follow, according to The Mirror.

Business owners at Playa de Palma say they are fed-up with so-called “drunken tourism” / Credit: Ellen Kerbey (via Unsplash)

The venues have placed QR codes at the entrance for customers to check the dress code.

The participating restaurants say the banned clothing items don’t fit in with the environment of quality restaurants and that only “simple clothing” is permitted, warning that although there may be some flexibility during the day, there will be no tolerance at night.


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According to Juanmi Ferrer – CEO of Palma Beach – drunken behaviour from holidaymakers has progressively been getting worse in recent years, explaining recently that: “The situation on public roads is worse now than in 2017, 2018 and 2019 [and] we already consider the season lost in terms of incivility control.”

He added: “We need support from the authorities because neither the businesses nor the residents can stop it.”

Ferrer did however explain that the decision to impose new dress code rules isn’t a hostile one against British tourists in particular, but is instead being done to try and “re-educate” people through “friendly ways of communicating”.

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