Limitation of sale and offer of alcohol drinks

The label of food that contains alcohol must display the alcohol content and the warning that the product is not suitable for children.

The sale and offer of alcohol drinks and drinks with added alcohol, is prohibited to: 

  • persons under 18 years of age and to persons for whom it can be assumed that will provide alcohol to persons younger than 18 years;
  • to persons that show obvious signs of alcohol intoxication;
  • to persons for whom it can be assumed that will provide alcohol to persons who show signs of alcohol intoxication;
  • from automatic vending machines.

A seller or provider can demand from any person for whom it is assumed that they are younger than 18 years to prove their age with a personal identity card or other public document. If the person refuses to show that document, the seller or provider cannot sell or provide alcohol drinks.

The sale of alcohol drinks is prohibited from 21:00 to 7:00, except in hospitality facilities where the sale of alcohol drinks is allowed until the end of their working hours. The sale of liquor is prohibited in hospitality facilities from the start of the operating hours until 10:00. The prohibition of sale also comprises the addition of liquor to non-alcohol drinks and other beverages.

The prohibition of the sale of alcoholic drinks and time limit of the sale of alcoholic drinks must be displayed at a visible site in all premises where alcohol drinks are sold.

Sale or offer of alcoholic drinks is prohibited: 

  • in buildings and on associated functional land where education and health activity is performed;
  • at sport facilities where sport events take place, i.e. one hour before the start and during the sport event,
  • and during working hours at the job.

The sellers of alcoholic drinks must sell at least two types of non-alcohol drinks at a price that is the same or cheaper than the cheapest alcoholic drink.

Last updated: 01. 03. 2016