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Spanish holidays are about to get a lot more expensive for UK tourists

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Are you heading to Spain this summer? (Picture: Getty)

Anyone travelling to Spain over the coming months may be met with restrictions on the amount of water they can use during their trip.

So your holiday showers and pool days might look a little different this summer.

With several holiday hotspots on the brink of a drought, holidaymakers have been issued with a warned that bathroom meters for water use may come into play in hotels across the Costa del Sol.

It comes as the Andalusia government has said that tourists are particularly fast and loose with water, with guests using around 350 litres of water per day, more than double of a resident at 112 litres.

As well as installing metres in rooms to save water, the government is also considering filling swimming pools with seawater.

Guests may also be forced to swap baths for showers.

Emergency bans are set to come into place (Picture: Getty Images)

Experts say the holiday destinations worst affected by water shortages also attract the highest number of tourists – including the likes of Malaga, Marbella, Torremolinos and Rhonda.

Widespread drought across Spain has also prompted authorities in Catalonia to bring in emergency measures, such as a ban on topping up swimming pools, washing cars, and watering private gardens.

What’s more, Tenerife is set to declare a drought emergency – with the president of the government, Rosa Dávila, describing it has as one of the ‘driest winters in recent history.’

But this isn’t the only recent change for visitors to Spain this year.

It’s also been announced that Spain’s third most-visited city, Seville, will soon introduce a fee for tourists to enter one of its most picturesque hotspots: the Plaza de Espana.

The Plaza, which is surrounded by a moat, welcomes thousands of tourists every day.

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