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
If you need help
- the festival has an information point 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 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 the British Vice Consulate to collect the Emergency Travel Document
- for any other queries contact the British Embassy or nearest consulate