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Entering Spain on Napoleon Route...questions unanswered

pepi

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2021
I'll arrive in BIQ in late August to proceed to SJPdP and have a valid certificate of vaccination with QR, sufficient to enter France. Walking the Napoleon route passing the "green border" to Roncesvalles and beyond, there is no border checkpoint.
Standard Peregrino procedure.

Do I need to apply for the FCS form on SpTH anyway, and how would it be checked? Besides, the form contains a number of required questions such as Flight # and entry airport (to Spain), which are unanswerable, (unless I lie)

Can anyone currently on the Camino speak of their own experience? Am I overconcerned maybe?
 
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You don't have to fill in the Spanish health control form when you walk from SJPP to Roncesvalles.

All persons travelling to Spain from another country (including children of any age, travellers in transit and residents in Spain returning home), must complete the Health Control Form associated with their trip. When travelling by air, this can be done via the WEB www.spth.gob.es Will open in a new window or the APP, Spain Travel Health-SpTH (available for Android and iOS). When travelling by sea (ferries), this can be done through the following link: spthm.puertos.es Will open in a new window .
At the present time it is not mandatory to present any form if the trip to Spain is by land.
Source: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm. Click on the tab "Travel to Spain", then click on the tab "Health Control Form and Accepted Certificates".

PS: Sometimes the official Spanish government websites refer to "all persons travelling", sometimes to "all passengers" but what they mean is always the same: people in planes and on cruise ships.
 
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pepi

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Thank you so much, @Kathar1na. As you write, the official government language is confusing, the translations thereof do not add any clarity. I guess that in such a situation, we (peregrinos) must prevail with common sense.

I guess that the excitement about my forthcoming Camino lets me ponder about too many possible conflicts..🙄
 

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I'll arrive in BIQ in late August to proceed to SJPdP and have a valid certificate of vaccination with QR, sufficient to enter France. Walking the Napoleon route passing the "green border" to Roncesvalles and beyond, there is no border checkpoint.
Standard Peregrino procedure.

Do I need to apply for the FCS form on SpTH anyway, and how would it be checked? Besides, the form contains a number of required questions such as Flight # and entry airport (to Spain), which are unanswerable, (unless I lie)

Can anyone currently on the Camino speak of their own experience? Am I overconcerned maybe?
looks like France has closed its borders to Spain, not sure if this applies to people on foot.
 
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looks like France has closed its borders to Spain
Where do you see that? All I see is that the French Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, said in an interview to his countrymen and women yesterday: Those who have not yet booked their holidays, avoid Spain, Portugal in your destinations, it is a word of caution. This is a recommendation on which I insist, it is better to stay in France or go to other countries (...), we have a situation which is particularly worrying. Attention, we will decide them in the coming days, but we will be able to have reinforced measures.

But that is the word of a French minister to the French. As we know, there are no uniform pan-European voices. It wasn't even an official French government statement. The official spokesperson, when asked about it, said more or less, that they didn't know what Beaune was talking about.

Reinforced measures ... that could just mean that those who return from Spain to France need to present more tests again or go into quarantine after their return from holidays or something along those lines.

I doubt that there will be border closures this summer. And besides, most countries in Continental Europe let people leave their country - why would they stop foreign pilgrims from leaving France and go to Spain? The restrictions bite when people are back home from their holiday trips abroad.
 
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pepi

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Following my own advice, here is the official and updated EU guide for traveling from one country to another.
 
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Following my own advice, here is the official and updated EU guide for traveling from one country to another.
The best thing about Reopen Europe is the fact that it provides an overview and has plenty of links to the government websites of each country.

I notice that Origin Switzerland - Transit France - Destination Spain is a little incomplete.

When you look at Origin Switzerland - Destination France and Origin France - Destination Spain, you get a more complete and up to date information.
 

pepi

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The best thing about Reopen Europe is the fact that it provides an overview and has plenty of links to the government websites of each country.

I notice that Origin Switzerland - Transit France - Destination Spain is a little incomplete.

When you look at Origin Switzerland - Destination France and Origin France - Destination Spain, you get a more complete and up to date information.
Thanks Kathar1na, again, the legal mumble of the text leaves for interpretation. As I will cross the green border near Roland’s fountain, my conclusion to disregard remains unchanged😌

Until my departure end August, I’ll however keep an eye on Reopen.eu, as things currently change rapidly, for worse or hopefully for better.
 
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