Enjoy San Fermin 2019

San Fermin

Every year, Pamplona holds the San Fermin festival. This includes the famous bull run through the streets. Most British tourists don’t have any problems, however, it’s worth reading our advice and checking the official rules if you plan to run with the bulls.

Before you go

  • get travel insurance. Carry the contact number and policy number with you and leave a copy of your policy with someone at home
  • remember to take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • 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 BritsInSpain on Facebook

At San Fermin

  • keep your valuables locked in a safe place (such as a hotel safe) 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
  • if you plan to run with the bulls, read the official rules here and additional information about the festival

Bear in mind

  • runners must be aged 18 and above to participate
  • you are not allowed to run with bottles, glasses, cameras, video equipment, bags or backpacks
  • you must wear suitable footwear
  • do not run if you feel unwell
  • your travel insurance may not cover you for running with the bulls

If you need help

  • the Emergency Services number in Spain is 112
  • if your passport has gone missing, we can issue you with an Emergency Travel Document (ETD). This process can be done through our online application form. There is a fee for this of £100 paid online
  • the contact number for the British Consulate in Madrid is + (34) 91 714 6300 if you need help
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