How to stay safe at this summer's festivals
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It’s that time of year again: the sun is shining, you have finished all your hard work and no more studying is now required of you until September… you are now ready to fully embrace a summer of fun! Festivals are always on the top of the list for things to do over the few months off, and going abroad to party is the new biggest trend. For those of you who are heading to one of Europe’s top party destinations this summer, i.e. Hideout and Outlook in Croatia, Benicassim in Spain, Awakenings in the Netherlands etc., then here is the ultimate guide about how to stay safe abroad, but still have the holiday of a life time! Before going to the festival One of the most important things to consider when you start planning your trip abroad is to take out comprehensive travel insurance - think about all the things that you intend to do whilst away, as you want to ensure that your policy covers everything! When travelling to Europe, you must get yourself an EHIC card, which will cover you if you fall ill, and will pay for any medical costs incurred. I always take a photocopy of my passport details with me when I go away, as if it were to become lost then this would help speed up the process of getting a temporary passport. I also leave a copy with my parents too, just in case, for extra back up! Also, it would be a good idea to fill out your contact details in the back of your passport, so that if anyone finds it, they know where to send it back to. You must make a note of the local emergency number in the country that you are travelling to and the nearest embassy, just in case any trouble does happen to you. During the festival
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