Brits who want to have it large on Majorca and Ibiza by hosting illegal raves could br slapped with massive £530,000 fines.
Spanish cops are on the lookout to shutdown illegal ‘covid’ parties across the holiday islands when fun-loving Brits start to return to their sandy shores.
It comes as underground raves are said to have been held in private properties, homes and boats in recent days with hosts wrongly thinking they were hidden from view.
To crack down on the problem Balearic government chiefs have ramped up powers for cops and penalties for those hosting illegal gatherings, as they look to keep the coronavirus under control.
Tourists usually crowd the streets of the two party hotspots as they spill out of clubs each summer, but not this year.
In the wake of the coronavirus fines for hosting out of hours gatherings without social distancing or mask wearing will start at €100.
For the worst offenders authorities can ramp it up to a stonking €600,000 .
Minister of Public Administrations, Isabel Castro told local media: “We ask for individual responsibility for the good of the whole.
“The irresponsibility of some could squander all we have achieved with everyone’s effort.
“That is why I want to insist that collective security is an essential value to guarantee the protection of our islands, for those of us who live on them and for those who visit us.”
Last seek several hundred people where found partying without masks or social distancing in sa Pobla in north Mallorca.
Cops also uncovered an illegal party at a villa in Costa de la Calma near Magaluf, allegedly organised by bored expat Brits, with over 100 partygoers crammed in. It was billed as a networking pool party with tickets costing up to €100 a pop.
Elsewhere a seaside bar in Portals Nous also flouted the rules by exceeding capacity – it now faces being shut down for good.
Under new laws it will be compulsory to wear masks in most places with the exception of the beach, with cops given the power to dole out €100 fines.
Brits are set to make the most of last minutes deals to Spanish resorts as it was announced they will no longer need to quarantine for two weeks when returning to England.