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Camino Francis June 2018
Greetings to everyone from the Camino Portuguese. I am in my second week, coming from California, and I thought people might want to know what it is like. First of all, I had no problem getting into Lisbon airport with my negative Covid results and paperwork for my Covid vaccination. I began walking in the very south and east corner of Portugal and have followed the coastline. I am currently in Santarem, going to make a left turn west and head to Fatima, then follow the coast to Porto and then Santiago. Things here seem very normal. The Portuguese people, always so welcoming, are delighted to see the return of the Pilgrim. Everything is open and pretty much functioning back to normal. Loving it.
 

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ktchnofdngr

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September 2013, June 2016, and July 2021(hopefully!)
This is very good to know! I'm starting the CP from Lisbon in early July, and I was a bit worried about that!

Bom Camino!

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Cleigh

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2019
Greetings to everyone from the Camino Portuguese. I am in my second week, coming from California, and I thought people might want to know what it is like. First of all, I had no problem getting into Lisbon airport with my negative Covid results and paperwork for my Covid vaccination. I began walking in the very south and east corner of Portugal and have followed the coastline. I am currently in Santarem, going to make a left turn west and head to Fatima, then follow the coast to Porto and then Santiago. Things here seem very normal. The Portuguese people, always so welcoming, are delighted to see the return of the Pilgrim. Everything is open and pretty much functioning back to normal. Loving it.
Look forward to your updates!
Buen Camino!
 

jungleboy

Spirit of the Camino (Nick)
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A few in the past; more in the future!
I am in my second week, coming from California, and I thought people might want to know what it is like. I began walking in the very south and east corner of Portugal and have followed the coastline. I am currently in Santarem
Can you give more details about the route you’ve taken so far please? Did you start in Vila Real de Santo António or did you mean southwest and start in Sagres?
 
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Well Peregrinos across the pond if you were thinking of going this post is a big hint to do it now if it is possible. Situations change very quickly in Europe.

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Phil71

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Portuguese (2014,2016),Primitivo (2015), San Salvador (2017), Norte (2018), Ingles (2018)
Have you found accommodation between santarem and Fatima? I'm looking to do similar in a couple of weeks but am struggling with somewhere to stay.....
 
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LynneR

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CF '16, '18
Thanks for sharing your experience so far. I'm looking forward to reading more updates if you have time!
Have a safe journey.
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May '19, Oct 19
Thank you for this! We want to fly into Madrid on June 8th from the US, and would like to walk the Portugues from Porto, Everything I read says still closed for US travelers? If you can do it, we can!

Might be some new info on May 30th in Portugal?
 
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Camino Frances (2015), Camino Frances (2022)
Greetings to everyone from the Camino Portuguese. I am in my second week, coming from California, and I thought people might want to know what it is like. First of all, I had no problem getting into Lisbon airport with my negative Covid results and paperwork for my Covid vaccination. I began walking in the very south and east corner of Portugal and have followed the coastline. I am currently in Santarem, going to make a left turn west and head to Fatima, then follow the coast to Porto and then Santiago. Things here seem very normal. The Portuguese people, always so welcoming, are delighted to see the return of the Pilgrim. Everything is open and pretty much functioning back to normal. Loving it.
Thanks for posting. I’ve been seeing some great deals on plane tickets to Lisbon, but was afraid to purchase because I didn’t know if I could get in. Keep us posted on your progress!
 

ISABEL linares

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Greetings to everyone from the Camino Portuguese. I am in my second week, coming from California, and I thought people might want to know what it is like. First of all, I had no problem getting into Lisbon airport with my negative Covid results and paperwork for my Covid vaccination. I began walking in the very south and east corner of Portugal and have followed the coastline. I am currently in Santarem, going to make a left turn west and head to Fatima, then follow the coast to Porto and then Santiago. Things here seem very normal. The Portuguese people, always so welcoming, are delighted to see the return of the Pilgrim. Everything is open and pretty much functioning back to normal. Loving it.
Buen Camino. Wishing you all the best.
 
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Prentiss Riddle

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Poco a poco: we're nibbling away at the Francés. Hoping to go back in 2022.
First of all, I had no problem getting into Lisbon airport [coming from California] with my negative Covid results and paperwork for my Covid vaccination.
Thank you for sharing the good news! However, I am confused. My understanding is that Portugal is still not allowing in people from most of the world (in particular from the US), even with COVID tests and proof of vaccination. I hope I'm not prying if I ask - do you have Portuguese residency or EU citizenship or some other grounds for entry into Portugal?

Spain will admit US citizens with proof of vaccination starting on June 7. I keep hoping that Portugal will announce a similar opening soon, but apparently the decision-making process is very different in Portugal.
 

ruisha

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2021
Greetings to everyone from the Camino Portuguese. I am in my second week, coming from California, and I thought people might want to know what it is like. First of all, I had no problem getting into Lisbon airport with my negative Covid results and paperwork for my Covid vaccination. I began walking in the very south and east corner of Portugal and have followed the coastline. I am currently in Santarem, going to make a left turn west and head to Fatima, then follow the coast to Porto and then Santiago. Things here seem very normal. The Portuguese people, always so welcoming, are delighted to see the return of the Pilgrim. Everything is open and pretty much functioning back to normal. Loving it.
Buen Camino! Great news! I am thinking about possibly 'hopping' to Tangier-Chefchaoun at the end of my stay in Portugal. I'll be in Jerez de la Frontera but currently Morocco has a no fly/no ferry for Spain. I don't think this holds for Portugal, though. I'd have to fly from Porto-Tangier (via Barcelona then back via Madrid - but I'll just get off there because that's where I need to end up to go home anyways! Voila!)... arrange guided tours (I've seen them on Viator)... I was wondering about traveling as an American but would be coming from Spain.... As far as I know, currently Americans can travel to Morocco, just cannot go via Spain (the most convenient way). They have a lot of local travel restrictions, too so I'm not sure about Tangier-Chefchaoun)....

Enjoy your trip! I'm planning mine via coastal Portugese (starting at Baiona), then shifting to the Spiritual Path at Ponteverde.
 

ruisha

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2021
Thank you for sharing the good news! However, I am confused. My understanding is that Portugal is still not allowing in people from most of the world (in particular from the US), even with COVID tests and proof of vaccination. I hope I'm not prying if I ask - do you have Portuguese residency or EU citizenship or some other grounds for entry into Portugal?

Spain will admit US citizens with proof of vaccination starting on June 7. I keep hoping that Portugal will announce a similar opening soon, but apparently the decision-making process is very different in Portugal.
Right - I've pretty much read the same... but the new regs are for entire EU to allow vaccinated Americans to enter EU... but Portugal has never clearly stated this although Spain has. Here's a great update on summer EU travel: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...cking-your-way-through-a-maze-of-border-rules
 
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jungleboy

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A few in the past; more in the future!
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Camino Francis June 2018
Can you give more details about the route you’ve taken so far please? Did you start in Vila Real de Santo António or did you mean southwest and start in Sagres?
I started in Villa Real de Santo Antonio. Lovely journey thus far. Even the tourist casino areas. They went by fast but were interesting. I loved the solitary beaches
I’m in the trail at the moment but plan to stay in Santos. I’ll let you know.
I found a casa rural in Amaias de Baixo. Not much around here.
 

Geert VE

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Antwerpen-Fisterra 2015 (via brabantica, voie de Vézélay, camino frances)
Greetings to everyone from the Camino Portuguese. I am in my second week, coming from California, and I thought people might want to know what it is like. First of all, I had no problem getting into Lisbon airport with my negative Covid results and paperwork for my Covid vaccination. I began walking in the very south and east corner of Portugal and have followed the coastline. I am currently in Santarem, going to make a left turn west and head to Fatima, then follow the coast to Porto and then Santiago. Things here seem very normal. The Portuguese people, always so welcoming, are delighted to see the return of the Pilgrim. Everything is open and pretty much functioning back to normal. Loving it.
Great to hear everything is quite normal . I start on the 7th of June in Porto , maybe we meet eachother ! Enjoy !
 

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