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COVID Useful information for visitors from abroad

nathanael

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Frances, Norte, Plata,
Pretty much covers everything you need to know about visiting and travelling around Spain.

https://www.spain.info/en/discover-spain/practical-information-tourists-covid-19-travel-spain/

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I think I will stay home and put the Camino on a shelf for the time being. There are many exciting places I can travel to in my native Canada. Until a vaccine is found it's best to stay home. Nevertheless, Spain will suffer from a lack of tourism.
 
Camino(s) past & future
To Santiago and back (roads & paths; Tours; Francés; sea; roads & paths)
Camino(s) past & future
Spring 2016: Camino Frances, Finisterre and Muxia
April 2019: Frances, Salvador, Primitivo
This was published as the World Health Organization (WHO) is raising alarms about a second wave in Europe, particularly among 7 countries, one of them Spain.

Interesting timing here.
 
Camino(s) past & future
To Santiago and back (roads & paths; Tours; Francés; sea; roads & paths)
This was published as the World Health Organization (WHO) is raising alarms about a second wave in Europe, particularly among 7 countries, one of them Spain. Interesting timing here.
Not quite. The information provided by the official Spanish tourism agency was Last updated on 17 September 2020, as you can read right at the beginning of the linked web page. You can easily verify that this Covid-19 web page with information for travellers to Spain itself has been around since at least the beginning of August when it appears for the first time in the Wayback Machine, a massive archive of internet webpages.

I find it rather reassuring that they update their web information. Not particularly interesting timing, just good website management.
 

hughb

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Camino(s) past & future
Norte June 2013 plus Finisterre
Norrte 2015
Ingles 2016
Portuguese 2018 and 2019
Fatima routes
I think I will stay home and put the Camino on a shelf for the time being. There are many exciting places I can travel to in my native Canada. Until a vaccine is found it's best to stay home. Nevertheless, Spain will suffer from a lack of tourism.
But remember, although the Camino is important to pilgrims like you and me, it accounts for less than 1% of tourists to Spain. Fatima receives 10 times as many pilgrims in May that Santiago receives in a year. So everything needs to be put in perspective.

Before the virus, as I live close to the Caminho, I meandered along part of the Camino almost every week, almost every month I walked a multi day trek. Every year I walked at least one, usually two full Caminos.

I am safe at home now, walking local walks. It will be a long time before I walk another Camino. I really wonder why anyone would walk a camino at the moment. The idea of how many people would be infected by a single pilgrim with the virus doesn't bare thinking about. Two weeks walking a linear route is a lot of people.
 

Ernesto.IT

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Camino(s) past & future
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
I think I will stay home and put the Camino on a shelf for the time being. There are many exciting places I can travel to in my native Canada. Until a vaccine is found it's best to stay home. Nevertheless, Spain will suffer from a lack of tourism.
 

Jacobus

Pilgrim since 2008
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés(2008,09 14)
Del Norte (2011)
Portuguese(2015,2017)
Inglés 2015
Fisterre (2015 17)

Gene_781

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino francés, Camino portugués (Tui), Pilgrims Welcome Office, hospitalero 8 times
The Washington Post, September 18th: "[Israel, Spain and France] crushed covid-19 — but are now reporting higher infection rates than the U.S."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...f750ac-f6c2-11ea-85f7-5941188a98cd_story.html

(A subscription may be needed to see the full article but the graphic tells the tale.)

Israel, Spain and France all fought the novel coronavirus into abatement in the first months of the pandemic with tough measures that won international praise. But the three countries now share a painful distinction: Their infection rates have shot past the United States, even though Americans never got the virus under control.

The experience of these three nations demonstrates the difficulty of keeping the virus at bay, experts and officials say, and how reopening too quickly and other missteps can undermine successful national policies. For countries with more chaotic approaches, such as the United States, the challenge may be even greater.

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