In the first six months of 2012 in Europe came into force dozens, both local and European changes that directly relate to tourists. We present you a list of the most important changes related to local residents and travelers.
Every driver must have a breathalyzer on the vehicle since July 1 in France. 1 A fine of 11 euro will be charged since November.
Before visiting Germany, drivers are recommended to stock up a special environmental signs – green, yellow or red.
It is necessary to create a corridor for ambulance cars in case of the formation of traffic jams on the road in Austria since January 2012.
It is banned to smoke in a car if there is a child under the age of 12-year in the cab in Greece. In case of violation of the law – a fine of 1500 euro for driving of their own car, up to 3000, if the offender is in the public transport or taxi. In addition, it is prohibited to carry cans with petrol in the trunk.
You cannot drink on the beaches and in public places from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. of local time in Nice since 1 April. It is prohibited to smoke from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the territory of La Plage du Centenaire. Penalty is 35 euro.
You cannot smoke in all the enclosed public places, including bars, restaurants and hotels in Bulgaria from June 1.
You will have to pay from 500 to 1100 for drinking alcoholic beverages in public places in Spain since July 15.
You will have to pay for garbage left on the beaches of Majorca 300 euro and drinking will cost you 3000 euro. You cannot smoke in bars and restaurants in some cities even on the beaches since 2012.
Ireland banned to smoke on beaches, parks and recreation areas, and in the car with juvenile passenger.
On the historical and those that have cultural value squares of Italy is prohibited to put mats, eat and drink. Penalty is 25 – 500 euro.
In the capital of Croatia it was banned to drink beer in the streets. Penalty is 5-150 euro.
Nevertheless traveling with pets in the EU has become easier – you need vaccinations and electronic chip, the test on presence of antibodies or treatment against ticks is not needed.