Camino Coronavirus Updates – News and Information

Written by Caitlin

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put the whole world into a state of change. Each country is responding differently to outbreaks and within countries, some regions have different restrictions to others. Many countries are strongly recommending that people remain in their home countries and holiday closer to home. Check out our sister company, One Foot Abroad, for alternative active holidays that might be closer to you.

We are encouraging people to start booking their travel for late summer and autumn 2021, and for 2022 with our super flexible booking guarantee. If anything changes for you – we can change your booking free of charge for any reason.

2021 is a Camino Holy Year, so we expect many accommodation options to be booked out in advance. 2022 is now also a Holy Year, so we expect that to be busy as well! Reserve your dates as soon as you can to guarantee the best accommodation, knowing that you can change your dates later if you need to.

Your support in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 is vital in helping us all to get travelling again as soon as possible, safely.

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All of our bookings are incredibly flexible and can be changed for free for any reason. We will do everything we can to help you travel worry-free in 2021 and 2022.

For official information on travel to each country please refer to their local tourism websites and your own government’s travel advice.

Spain’s tourism website is here.

Portugal’s tourism website is here.

France’s government website is here.

Italy’s tourism website is here.

If you book through us then we will only book your accommodation in guesthouses and hotels that we trust, and that are open and functioning to a high standard.

In the meantime, you can download our free Camio e-book to start planning your Camino route and the sections you would like to walk! Get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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The Cathedral and the Camino Pilgrim’s Office are open for limited numbers.

The Pilgrim’s Office is open, however we recommend checking on the day to make sure nothing has changed.

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Pilgrim’s Mass is held every day at 12.00 p.m. and 7.30 a.m., with limited spaces available. You can find more information here.

The museum (permanent collection) and the Pórtico of the Glory are open to visitors from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday). Book your tickets in advance.

If you are feeling unwell please immediately restrict your movements and follow local guidelines to stay safe.

Stay well,

~ The Follow the Camino Team

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Originally published on 1st September 2020

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