In connection with the elections on Friday 25 June, the government has announced a prohibition (“ley seco”) by Ministerial Order of 18 June (No.1, DWJZ/1389/21) from Thursday, June 24th 18.00 until Saturday, June 26th 6 a.m.
During this prohibition, all companies licensed to sell alcoholic beverages are prohibited from being open and selling and distributing or giving alcoholic beverages to the public. An exception applies in the following cases:
- Shops that sell other products in addition to alcoholic beverages (eg supermarkets). They may remain open, provided they do not sell/dispense or dispense alcoholic beverages in their shop.
- Hotels and lodgings may remain open, provided they do not sell/dispense or dispense alcoholic beverages to persons other than their guests.
- Restaurants may remain open, provided that alcoholic beverages cannot be sold/dispensed or dispensed in the restaurant. Exception: restaurants at the airport are allowed to sell/dispense or dispense alcoholic beverages to departing and/or transit passengers.
- Snack bars may remain open, provided that alcoholic drinks cannot be sold/dispensed or dispensed in the snack bar.
According to the Ministerial Order of June 18, 2021, DWJZ No.1390/21, any shop/place/place where no license is required to sell light alcoholic drinks is prohibited to sell/dispense or dispense light alcoholic drinks. .
Finally, by Ministerial Order of June 18, 2021, DWJZ No.1390-A/21, the use of sound systems to make election-related announcements or to play music within a radius of 50 meters from a polling station is prohibited on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 6am to 8pm.
The police will strictly monitor these measures.