Please don’t misquote me. I did not mention a PCR test on this thread? In fact, it appears that the antigen test is acceptable for vaccinated Americans as well. This would mean that results could be obtained at the testing site.Why worry in April whether you may get a PCR test in September in time for your flight back home and among some unspecified chaos? By that time, Spain will have their summer vacation season behind them. We don't even know whether those who are vaccinated and would need a PCR test now if they could fly from Spain to the USA will still need a PCR test in September? And just look at Mallorca right now: places where you can get the required PCR test for your flight back home to an airport in Germany have mushroomed in the past two weeks. Additional capacity at the airport, in public and private clinics, at doctors' offices, even a mobile test center has been created by some enterprising spirit, and there is talk by major tour operators to provide PCR test opportunities at hotels.
Erm ... I didn't quote you at all. And "PCR test" is my handy short form for "any test that may be officially required".Please don’t misquote me.
I've read more cons than pros for getting you card laminated. It's possible that you may need booster shots in the future, so I think that it's better to not have it laminated. I have ordered a plastic sleeve to hold mine.. I have my completed CDC vaccination card which I will get laminated,
My personal opinion as to your question and your situation (i.e. coming from the USA): Yes for 1 September, provided things continue to take the direction they are taking now. Potential future variants of the Covid-19 virus remain a concern. Further opinion, based solely on gut reaction: Perhaps a bit later than 1 September, i.e. middle of the month when the European summer vacation season has ended and the domestic Spanish summer vacation tourists and the European summer vacation tourists have gone back home. But really, that opinion is not based on any known facts whatsoever.Is there any word on whether the Camino Frances will be doable Sept 1 2021. Would be coming from the US.
I made a copy of my card and took a picture to store on my phone. The copy I laminated and carry with me. The original is safely kept at home.
It has been suggested not to laminate your "covid card" so that future vaccinations can be added.Our plane tickets depart the US on Monday, Sept 13. I have had both vaccine shots and my wife gets her second shot today. I have my completed CDC vaccination card which I will get laminated, and a certificate from our State's Department of health. If we need to pay to get PCR tests before we leave the US and before returning, it will be worth paying the fees. Bob
This is highly variable from one country to the next -- and from one week to the next.Please don’t misquote me. I did not mention a PCR test on this thread? In fact, it appears that the antigen test is acceptable for vaccinated Americans as well.
Erm ... I didn't quote you at all. And "PRC test" is my handy short form for "any test that may be officially required".
BTW, this is a photo from the Santiago de Compostela airport, published a few days ago in the local press. Offers and available paths for testing are changing all the time ...
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No need for clairvoyance...Sorry, I am not clairvoyant so could you please explain what “PRC “ means.
Our plane tickets depart the US on Monday, Sept 13. I have had both vaccine shots and my wife gets her second shot today. I have my completed CDC vaccination card which I will get laminated, and a certificate from our State's Department of health. If we need to pay to get PCR tests before we leave the US and before returning, it will be worth paying the fees. Bob
I'll buy a poor poor thing. I am never absent for more than two weeks because of my cat. Nothing works - a cat hotel, staying with my son, daily visits if she is at home ..... when I come back she is angry, offended, she yells at me until she loses her voice and in all possible ways shows me that I am not doing the right thing. Maybe society would come in handy. Or I would have a double problem.and I'll sell the family cat if that's what it takes to purchase a pre-flight PCR test!
It is actually going very well in Europe right now: Vaccine distribution (production capasity dependent) is doubling this week, and even more in the upcoming weeks. I am due for my first shot in 5 days from now (67 years old/young), and getting a final shot on May 26. I will then be ready to go wherever, depending some on an EU (hopefully worldwide) vaccine pass, that will let people travel internationally without quarantine at either end of the journey.Europe is pretty late on their vaccination process. Theres a good chance, Spain or France (if you start in SJDPP) might not be open yet. It looks like they only rely on Aztraneca? My Plan A is Sept on Del Norte and Plan B is Oct.
At least in West Virginia, the vaccination process is going very well. My husband and I received our second shots in the middle of March, and our 25 year old son just received his second shot this week. We have vaccinated about 55% of our county residents, and while the health department is still holding weekly vaccination clinics they are having trouble filling all the available appointments. We have photographed, scanned and laminated our vaccination cards. It is OK to laminate as no one knows right now about boosters and cards can be reissued if necessary. I just don't understand why most cards are white and WV cards are bright blue!?! Any other colors out there? (And I do so much hate being on the receiving end of a sharp needle.)It is actually going very well in Europe right now: Vaccine distribution (production capasity dependent) is doubling this week, and even more in the upcoming weeks. I am due for my first shot in 5 days from now (67 years old/young), and getting a final shot on May 26. I will then be ready to go wherever, depending some on an EU (hopefully worldwide) vaccine pass, that will let people travel internationally without quarantine at either end of the journey.
Hopefully, in the US, with its vaccination program going great now, it seems, US citizens will also be allowed into the EU. Not to mention Australia/New Zealand, who have handled this mess exemplarily.
For the first time in my life, I am soo looking forward to someone sticking sharp needles into my body ...
All will be well.
Edit: I forgot to say: After a disappointing slow start in Europe, due to production issues, the vaccination progress in Europe is now blooming, and the future looks so bright, I need to wear shades.
I also think that we are somewhat overrating the mortality of the virus: In Norway, there have been +100.000 infected, and less than 700 dead... Less than a normal flu year. But it seems that Covid-19 is a nastier beast, though, for those who catch it.
lindam,Do be sure to monitor restrictions within Spain as well as entry to the country. I live in Barcelona and currently we are unable to move outside our comarca/region unless it is for deemed essential purposes. In those rare instances, it is required to apply for a certificate in order to go to an area outside one's region. As I have an essential flight next week, departing from Barcelona's airport, I had to obtain a certificate because the airport lies outside of the region where I live (within the city of Barcelona).
@geraldkelly, this is an excellent and succinct and up to date summary of answers to the question of what is the current situation in Spain as regards COVID-19 for people who do not live in Spain! Great job!I post regular updates here: http://www.viadelaplataguide.net/pa...questions-about-walking-the-via-de-la-plata#1
All seems so uncertain. Still.
Even vaccinated, there is no guarantee.
I have read about cases where vaccinated people have contracted the virus. I have read that you can still be a "carrier" even though you have had the vaccine (plus boosters). There seem to be ongoing shots required.
I am not wanting to have the vaccine. I do not want this in my body.
This is a personal decision based on thorough research. Perhaps I will not be able to walk the beloved Camino in the near future.
I did have to have the test recently for some interstate travel (tested negative) and I understand the need to do so. I am not prepared, however, to take the vaccine. Please no lectures, just sharing my point of view.
I love your enthusiasm and spirit of hope, Marbe2. I sure hope you get to go this year
Same here, only on a small islandBeen trapped in a big island for a year. Still forbidden to leave unless can prove compassionate grounds it that I am a politician, a rock star, a billionaire or famous actress.
Though I feel a great loss for so many that have had been ill it died & the great tragedy for their families & communities. Stay 1.5 wear masks get vaccinated & don't travel if you don't have to