British travellers warned over ‘balconing’

British travellers warned over ‘balconing’

British travellers to Spain have been warned not to take undue risks jumping from balconies when visiting the country.

In advice many would hopefully consider, holidaymakers have been warned falling from a hotel room could cause serious injury.

There have been a number of very serious accidents as a result of falls from balconies in recent years, with a number of Brits losing their lives.

“Many of these incidents have involved British nationals under the influence of drink or drugs,” warned the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in updated advice.

“Your travel insurance may not cover you for incidents that take place while you’re under the influence of drink or drugs.”

Some local councils will impose fines to those caught behaving irresponsibly on balconies or practising ‘balconing’, added the FCO.

Over 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year.

Most visits are trouble-free.