The Minister proposed©©© this amendment to another, which© also allowed alcohol to be advertised on the Internet, but©established a specific©list of websites where it was permitted (websites of manufacturers©, manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers). © Today, we invite you to travel around the world to find out the minimum legal age required to consume alcohol. In case of alcohol dependence, it is possible to get help from your doctor or by contacting a specialized structure. The sale of alcoholic beverages is regulated by law. On the other hand, there are no legal provisions on consumption. Minors can buy «lightly alcoholic beverages» such as wine or beer from the age of 16. You must be 18 years old to buy alcoholic beverages in bars and nightclubs. But there are no other legal provisions that define the age at which minors are allowed to consume strong drinks. The Ministry of Health says young people should be at least 16 years old. With regard to alcohol, Maltese law does not allow its sale to minors under the age of 16.
There is no regulation that sets an age limit for alcohol consumption. Law enforcement agencies are allowed to put a person in a sobering cell in a state of intoxication. This placement lasts for the time necessary to dissolve the effect of alcohol (6 hours in general, but this duration is at the discretion of the police). Alcohol consumption is regulated. Minors are not allowed to buy or consume alcohol in public places. Drunkenness on public roads is illegal. Alcohol consumption may also be prohibited in some places. The legal minimum age was raised from 18 to 21 in December 2017, but the law was not promulgated until 16 October 2018.
Resellers have 18 months to get used to the new regulations. After this period, the crime is sentenced to 10,000 ringgit and up to 2 years in prison. If you are of legal age to consume alcohol, we offer you to taste these drinks: according to art. 46 of the prohibition of the consumption of alcoholic beverages for minors, minors may not consume alcoholic beverages: (1) Minors should not be able to purchase alcoholic beverages. (2) The sale of alcoholic beverages to minors is prohibited. With reference to point (1), the Seller may require the Buyer to identify himself (identity card, etc.) and refuse the sale if the Buyer is unable to prove his identity. Sale and consumption are allowed from the age of 18. We do not distinguish between strong drinks, wine, beer, etc.
Vienna (Vienna) Until the age of 18, the consumption of alcohol in schools is prohibited. Until the age of 16, the purchase and consumption of alcohol in public places is prohibited. It is forbidden to give alcohol to minors under the age of 16 in public places. Burgenland Until the age of 16, the purchase, possession and consumption of alcohol in public places is prohibited. It is forbidden to give or offer alcohol to minors who have not yet reached the age of 16. Lower Austria (Lower Austria) Until the age of 16, the purchase, possession and consumption of alcohol in public places (including cocktails and alcopops) is prohibited. It is forbidden to give or offer alcohol in public to minors under the age of 16. Styria (Styria) Prohibited until the age of 16. Until the age of 16 and over, the consumption of alcohol is prohibited at a rate of more than 14%. It is forbidden to give or offer alcohol in public to minors who are not allowed to consume it. Carinthia (Carinthia) Young people aged 16 and over are not allowed to consume spirits and cocktails containing spirits, whether prepared in advance (e.g.
alcopops) or mixed by the consumer himself. In any case, adolescents from the age of 16 can consume alcoholic beverages up to such an amount that the alcohol content in the blood remains below 0.5 per thousand or the alcohol content in the exhaled air remains below 0.25 mg / l. The sale of strong drinks to people under 20 years of age is prohibited. Persons over the age of 18 may purchase «light alcoholic beverages» (art. 24 of the Alcohol Act). The sale of products containing more than 2.8 in ethyl alcohol by volume is prohibited to persons under 18 years of age (art. 24 of the Alcohol Act). And even if accompanied, the minor cannot be served alcohol. The prohibition applies to the sale of alcohol to take away: grocery stores, supermarkets. The fact that a drink of inferior quality is prepared to the point of drunkenness is punishable by criminal penalties. The sanctions are as follows: To date, the United States is one of the countries with the highest legal age to buy and consume alcohol in public (it is 18 years in France).
This provision dates back to the enactment of the National Minimum Age for Alcohol Consumption Act 1984, which regulates the age at which alcohol is purchased and consumed in public. Previously, the minimum legal age in most states was 18, 19 or 20, but given the high number of traffic accidents in particular, lawmakers decided to crack down by setting the legal age at 21, the age of majority in most states until the 70s.