Heading to a Spanish festival this summer 2019? Be #festivalaware

Heading to a Spanish festival this summer 2019? Be #festivalaware
Heading to a Spanish festival this summer 2019? Be #festivalaware

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Spain

Every summer, Spain hosts a number of different festivals, such as BBK Live, Madrid Pride, Mad Cool and FIB. The vast majority of British tourists don’t have any problems at these events, but it’s best to be aware of a few things for when you go.

Before you go

Remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), but also take out travel insurance even if you’re only going for one night. It could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties. Make sure you carry the contact number and policy number with you and leave a copy of your policy with someone at home

Take 2 photocopies of your passport. Leave one at home and take the other with you

Tell family or friends where you’ll be staying

Fill in the last page of your passport with your emergency contacts

Follow @BritsvisitSpain on Twitter

At the festival

Keep your valuables locked in a safe place (such as a hotel safe or locker on the festival site) and carry as few valuables as possible

Carry a photocopy of your passport around with you

Keep some spare cash separate from the rest

Keep your cash and mobile in a zipped pocket

Avoid walking home on your own; taxis are readily available in Spanish cities. Take care on public transport and don’t be distracted

If you need help

Most festivals have information points you can go to for help and advice and to look for lost property

In an emergency, call 112

If your passport has gone missing, you can get an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) to get you home. You’ll need to do get a police report, fill in an online application form, pay £100 online (or at the consulate in Euros at the current exchange rate) and go to a British Consulate to complete the process

For any other queries contact the British Embassy or nearest consulate


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