Personally, I'm hoping to walk again in September. I don't see widespread vaccinations happening before the summer. I won't be traveling until I have been vaccinated and the majority of the population where I'm traveling to has been vaccinated also.
I'm hoping to do the Norte/Primitivo, but have no idea exactly when, so I won't be making reservations this far out.We are planning for September 21 too! Apparently so are many others judging by the difficulty getting rservations in good private establishments in larger towns along the CF.
If you are planning to walk the Camino in September, I suggest you consider making reservations! If the Camino opens up and travel bans are lifted, I think there could be a surge of walkers and insufficient beds on the CF....Here is why.
Even if we are all vaccinated by then, according to the CDC the virus will still be around and we will continue to need to distance and wear masks. Therefore, albergues, which currently, have less capacity than before the pandemic, may still not have the overnight capacity they had before the pandemic. And will some of those albergues that closed due to the pandemic be able to reopen? In addition, it is a Holy Year! Many private establishments in towns like Portomarin are already fully occupied on certain days in September.
I think that's a very wise approach, both for one's own wellbeing but also for that of those around us, fellow travellers and hosts alike. Without wishing to trivialise anything, some of us (me included) will remember the days when we weren't allowed to travel until we had had a smallpox inoculation. Eventually that paid off.I won't be traveling until I have been vaccinated and the majority of the population where I'm traveling to has been vaccinated also.
It's still all very fluid and situational. Apart from @Sixwheeler's UK based comment, here in Oz my latest understanding is that we are not even allowed out of Australia until March earliest. That's not a comment on when people should travel or not, but simply an attempt to highlight that we are still far away from the thing we used to call "normal".I think that you are pushing your luck if you want to walk in March.
As the post above yours saysI thought a lot of casas are still open? I'm confused by this post. I thought I only need a negative pcr test to travel into Spain? I'm planning on travelling many times to the Camino next year.
It's still all very fluid and situational.