Travel tips and advice if you’re heading to a music festival in Portugal

If you’re heading to the AfroNation music festival in Portimão this weekend, check our dedicated information and advice page.

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Portugal.

Every summer, Portugal hosts a number of different festivals. 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 before you go.

Before you go

  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), but also take out travel insurance. It could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties. Make sure you carry the emergency 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 Brits In Portugal Facebook page

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 Portimão. Take care on public transport and don’t be distracted

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