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    COVID Airline refund on cancellation ?

    We booked a flight home from Santiago via Madrid to Manchester for 2nd April. Iberia airlines via Expedia. Have bought a new flight on 19th March Ryan Air from Porto, where we are now more or less. Obviously we can't get to Santiago. Utterly frustrated trying to get through to Expedia. After...
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    COVID COVID-19: Current Camino Conditions

    We are in an apartment in Praia de Ancora South of Caminha, food from supermarket, until flight home hopefully Thursday. I have loved my 5 day taste of the Camino but accept that is all for now. At least I tried.
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    COVID COVID-19: Current Camino Conditions

    Are you able to find anywhere to stay? I hope so.
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    COVID COVID-19 — It is time to postpone your camino.

    Really unsure what to do now. 3 of us are enroute through Portugal. We have prebooked private accommodations for all the route. Had already prepared myself for not going into Cathedral, which is closing from noon today. Hard conversations to be had
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    COVID COVID-19: Current Camino Conditions

    We (friend plus husband) have prebooked accommodation - private or hotels - from here to Santiago. We have walked 2 days so far and see all cafes etc open. So what now? Are we expected to fly home or can we continue quietly?
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    COVID COVID-19: Current Camino Conditions

    REPOST - FICS ANNOUNCEMENT INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO, FICS. OFFICIAL RELEASE NUMBER 2 - Santiago de Compostela March 13, 2020 In view of the ongoing Corona virus crisis and the responsibility we owe to our pilgrims and volunteer hospitaleros, we offer the following...
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    COVID COVID-19: Current Camino Conditions

    Got my pilgrim passport from Porto Cathedral today no problem, but the tourist office in Matoshinos (where I hoped to get a stamp) was closed because of corona virus. Got one from my hotel so no problem, but I wonder, has anyone currently on the route had any issues with getting stamps?
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    COVID Coronavirus thread (Round 3)

    Updates for Portugal, which is where I arrived yesterday. https://www.publico.pt/2020/03/10/sociedade/noticia/covid19-lista-servicos-espacos-encerrados-condicionados-portugal-1907064
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    COVID COVID-19: Current Camino Conditions

    I'm in Matoshino, arrived last night. The famous fish restaurants were all open and plenty of patrons last night. I found this page of updates (click google translate) https://www.publico.pt/2020/03/10/sociedade/noticia/covid19-lista-servicos-espacos-encerrados-condicionados-portugal-1907064
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    Leaving Tomorrow- Coastal or Inland

    Hi, I am walking the coastal from Porto, starting Wednesday. Slow Camino so I doubt we will catch up with you. Buen Camino and enjoy
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    COVID 2020 Camino a "To be" or "Not to be"? - and "Why?"

    I am flying to Porto on Tuesday, with my husband (who is holidaying not walking) and a friend who I will walk with. We have self catering accommodation booked all the way to Vigo, then hubby goes home while we walk to Santiago, staying in pensions. Our ages: 62, 65, 70. And preexisting...
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    COVID Opening a coronavirus thread for forum discussion

    Thank you. This is really useful. Have subscribed.
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    COVID Opening a coronavirus thread for forum discussion

    I start my CP coastal on 11th March. Am already booked to stay in pensions and private accommodation. Will bring extra medication if my return home is delayed, which is more of a concern as I'm running a retreat 2 weeks later. But hopefully out in the fresh air of the beautiful coast I will be...
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    Family want to track my route

    True, not much use in those circumstances, though emergency services use it in the UK as it is so precise.
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    Family want to track my route

    What3words is a free app that has mapped out the entire world (I don't know how!) to precise locations in 3 metre increments. Each spot has a unique 3 word name. If your family at home also installs the app, it is really easy to click "share" and they will know precisely where you are. It's...

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