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COVID When might the Camino Francés reopen ?

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tigermike

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Of course nobody can provide an answer with any degree of certainty.
I get that.
Nevertheless like so many others desperately missing The Way and wanting something to look forward to, perhaps there might be room for some informed speculation ?
For the CF to reopen many criteria will have to be met.
Firstly, any relaxation of prevailing restrictions in Spain will have to accord with those in France.
St Jean Pied du Port is a significant embarkation point for so many pilgrims, therefore the transport hub, Albergues, restaurants, shops etc will need to return to some semblance of normality.
Across the Pyrenees and into Spain and then all The Way west toward SdC, more or less the same applies.
For the citizens of both Countries, an end to lockdown restrictions cannot come soon enough.
And positive, friendly and cordial interaction between us pilgrims and the wonderful people of the various regions we traverse is an integral daily joy. I say this because it would be a terrible shame if we were viewed with suspicion and hostility, as potentially fresh virus-bearing visitors to a country (Spain) that has already suffered such enormous tragedy as a result of Covid-19.
It is crucially important, I believe, as we walk quietly across their land, for us to be and feel welcomed.
Only a period of self-isolation upon arrival would help to ensure this but it doesn't prevent the later contraction and delivery of the virus from one place to another.
It seems that social-distancing will remain in place for many months in much of Europe including Spain and whilst these measures can be observed during the day, dormitory accommodation at night renders them all but unworkable.
The communal atmosphere of many Albergues, together with their shared evening meals, is all part of the Camino experience - something with which a daily migration from one private room to another can never begin to compare...
So now, at the beginning of perhaps the most wonderful part of the year, where does all this leave us ?
Your views, hopes and yes, speculation, will be well received.
 
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I won't wade in here, there are numerous threads about this topic already and several of them have been closed by the moderators due to specious conflicts of opinions. Suffice it to say no one knows.
 
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