Predicting of the Portuguese Way in times of Covid-19. There are many of you who ask us about the situation in Galicia for these next dates, questions about forecasts for this summer 2021 and other questions. That is why we have preferred to create a small one that seeks to provide an answer, although we always do so by consulting different sources and avoiding personal considerations.
We hope it helps you!
Galicia for Galicians this Easter.
In Galicia we continue with the perimeter closure so that only internal tourism can be made. Of course, it will be necessary to comply with the curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and hygiene-sanitary measures.
The idea of this decision is that with a restrictive behavior this access limitation can be opened in the face of the summer season.
Pilgrim if you have the Camino de Santiago nearby
If you have the fortune to live on the Camino de Santiago that passes through your region, value pilgrimage!
Making the way isn´t only walking, it represents much more than that, it means living, thinking, discovering a cultural route, destinations and being in contact with the environment.
In Galicia you can make a pilgrimage along practically all the caminos, since there are only 9 municipalities with levels of restrictions.
In the case of the Portuguese Way, you can consult the shelters along the way here.
The Xunta will create insurance for tourists and pilgrims, in this way whoever decides to visit Galicia will have assistance and coverage for any mishap, including covid-19. The coverage will be extended to all non-resident visitors in the community who meet a series of requirements, including that the trip is limited to Galician territory, who arrive here for a period of less than thirty days and who prove their stay in regulated accommodation.
Current border closure
Now, in Spain, international travel is limited to work reasons.
Spain imposes a quarantine on travelers from Peru, Colombia and eight African countries. In addition, the Government maintains isolation for up to ten days for people arriving from South Africa and Brazil.
The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands are under strict confinements although with different levels waiting to be able to improve the situation.
Portugal and France have closed land borders and prohibited the movements of their inhabitants, except for exceptions such as the transport of goods or the passage of cross-border workers.
Here on the border of Tui there are collapses of up to two hours at rush hour, there are many neighbors from Portugal who come to work here and vice versa.
The press talks about the border closure being extended until April 6.
Forecasts for this summer
The European Union has limited travel between member countries and “non-essential” trips as much as possible. The European Tourism Manifesto alliance has made several recommendations to resume mobility with guarantees for this summer, the E-Health certificate is being proposed to verify the vaccination status in a quick and coordinated way, which would allow mobility for those people who have received immunity from Covid-19.
Once Easter passes we hope to have news about what the guidelines to follow will be. We know that the state of alarm ends on May 9 and we hope that all efforts will have a more positive impact so that this date can be as final as possible.
Therefore, from Ideas Peregrinas you can already reserve a closed date and to generate security in the process we ensure a free cancellation as long as it is done 3 days in advance.
So start planning with enthusiasm, we need it!
We don´t know if we will have helped you with these forecasts of the Portuguese Way in times of Covid-19 but if you have any questions or information to contribute, write to us!