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Enjoy a trouble-free music festival in Montenegro this summer

If you are going to a music festival abroad, get the inside track on how to enjoy without getting into any hassle

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Copyright ACL, British Embassy Podgorica

Ulcinj, Montenegro

For the first year, the famous EXIT music festival is moving to the Montenegrin coast under the name of Sea Dance Festival from 15 to 17 July 2014. Whilst the majority of thousands of British festival goers have a great time with no problems, some might require assistance from the British Embassy Podgorica.

Getting a replacement passport from us, if yours got lost or stolen, is not a kind of trouble you wish to deal with when you come to the seaside to enjoy the festival. Replacing can be a hassle, is expensive and could mean you might miss some on the festival events. So take care of your belongings, but first read the top 10 summer travel tips and pieces of advice below:

Before you set off for Montenegro, do these five simple things:

  • Get travel insurance and check what it covers
  • Leave a photocopy of your passport with your family in the UK
  • Fill in the last page of your passport with your emergency contacts
  • Check our travel advice page
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

When you arrive, make sure you:

  • Keep your valuables safe – do not leave your belongings unattended and lock them away if you have possibility
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport with you and leave the original locked away
  • Be extra careful in large crowds, keep your cash in a zipped pocked or bag
  • Have one of your cash cards and some cash separate from the rest of your valuables just in case
  • Do not get involved in any way with drugs, penalties are high
  • Follow the instructions of the event organisers and Montenegrin Police whenever necessary
  • Drink water, wear a hat and use some sun-cream

After it’s over, be extra vigilant:

  • Bear in mind you will be tired, which makes you more vulnerable
  • Don’t fall asleep on the beach if you have your valuables on you
  • Local traffic around the festival location will be over crowded, so give yourself plenty of time to get back to the airport or to get to your bus or train

If something goes wrong:

  • You can always reach the local emergency services (ambulance, police, fire brigade) by calling 112 from any mobile or landline.
  • Our Embassy is available to offer help and support, especially if you have been hospitalised, arrested or are a victim of crime. Read about what we can and cannot do to assist you. You can call us on +382 (0)20 618 010 if you need help, advice or an Emergency Passport.
  • Don’t forget that the festival organisers can also support you. Go to one of the information points at the campsite. For more information visit their website.

Further information

For further guidance on overseas travel visit FCO’s Know Before You Go page, as well as travel advice for British nationals and our services page.

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Published 2 July 2014