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  1. JabbaPapa

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    Proof of vaccination to have a pee ? It's insane.
  2. JabbaPapa

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    Portugal has announced that the pass will no longer be required to enter hotels (which includes pilgrim albergues) or restaurants or bars, and from October 1st face masks will only be mandatory in public transport, supermarkets, nursing homes and hospitals, large events and concert halls.
  3. JabbaPapa

    LIVE from the Camino First meal in Spain

    No ; if anything, that new arrangement has made things more annoying and boring for little real gain. Trains are very, VERY few and far between. For past pilgrim excitement, one has to look back at the time when at a certain point some K after León, you had to cross over a motorway on foot. Fun...
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    LIVE from the Camino First meal in Spain

    The current Roman Pontiff, Bergoglio, was once titular Bishop of Villafranca Montes de Oca -- I seriously doubt that he has ever set foot into the village, let alone the church.
  5. JabbaPapa

    COVID Travel through Switzerland to Portugal - documentation requirements?

    Right -- I was going to suggest that if you were merely transiting, and remaining in the international zone at the airport between flights, no entry requirements for Switzerland should have been necessary ; but it seems they were thinking way ahead of me, and it's nice that a stay less than 24...
  6. JabbaPapa

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    With an exception for attending Holy Mass, visitors to the Vatican will from 1st October be required to have the "green pass" demonstrating either vaccination, a recent negative test, or proof of recovery from Covid19.
  7. JabbaPapa

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    From November, fully vaccinated travellers will be able to enter the USA from the UK, EU, and Schengen countries. (edited, thanks for spotting the typo trecile)
  8. JabbaPapa

    LIVE from the Camino Camino home to home, 2019 & 2021, 2022

    Sleeping outside is simply a necessity on many of these less-travelled/more remote Camino Ways, but it does take some getting used to, particularly if you've not really done it before. And busing this section or that really is just to kick the can down the road instead of facing the problem head...
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    LIVE from the Camino First meal in Spain

    It is in one of those bodegas that we slept on my 1993, my first time in Moratinos, and I think 12th-17th August 1993 or so and meteorite night. One of my friends had chosen army boots not big enough, and she was suffering from terrible blisters, so we could go no further. We planned in...
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    LIVE from the Camino Camino home to home, 2019 & 2021, 2022

    Off-topic -- nevertheless HOORAY !! -- I'm getting ultra-fast fibre internet next week !!
  11. JabbaPapa

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    A report from elsewhere, and from Switzerland : I'm from Switzerland. From Monday 20.9 additionally to all the other new measures, we will have to present a Covid certificate when entering Switzerland (citizens or tourists) by any means of transport (car, bicycle etc), till now it was flying...
  12. JabbaPapa

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    The full list of countries with fewer covid restrictions for travel to England, especially for the fully vaccinated, from October 4th : Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire, Sint...
  13. JabbaPapa

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    England's system of classifying countries for Covid purposes has been simplified, starting from October 4th ; there are now "red list" countries, from where greater restrictions on travel remain, and the rest of the world...
  14. JabbaPapa

    COVID Lockdowns and Reopenings.

    For those starting in SJPP or passing through there -- the mask mandate for outdoor tourist locations in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques has been ended.
  15. JabbaPapa

    Chemin de Compostelle Voie Catalane

    It's how things still stand, as the new travel rules will only be announced tomorrow or on Friday, and may only come into effect next week or so.
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