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

Read our advice on how to make the most of the Spanish festivals this summer.

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

Every summer, Spain hosts a number of different festivals, such as BBK LiveMadrid PrideMad 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

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