TOURISTS WON'T BE FINED FOR NOT WEARING SHIRTS
Staff Reporter / 2012-08-12 15:38:19
The Councilor for Tourism in Cartagena, Carolina Palazon has stated that the council will not be introducing fines of 500 € for tourists that are spotted walking through the streets of the city without wearing a shirt. Barcelona was the pioneer city in Spain that introduced the law that made it illegal for residents and /or tourists visiting the city centre to walk the streets or sit in bars without wearing a t-shirt.
The fine for those caught doing so is 500 €. Many business owners in Cartagena have suggested to the council in Cartagena that they also introduce this law. The Councilor for Tourism commented on these comments and stated, "We have only had a few complaints from business owners and we don't think it would be prudent to start fining the few tourists that actually walk around Cartagena without a t-shirt.
It is very hot at the moment and most people know that they should not go to a restaurant or a bar and expect to eat without wearing a shirt.
For the few cases were this occurs it is hardly worth us introducing a new law”. Other business owners in Cartagena are pleased that the council has decided not to introduce this new law. Francisco Riveras, the owner of a well-known establishment in Cartagena comments, "Times are hard enough as it is, I do not care if people were a shirt or not as long as they spend money."