COVID-19 update December 25th 2021. Despite Omicron, there is reason to be optimistic.

This is the pandemic situation in Spain:

Eligible population (13 and older) that has received two doses: 90%

Data for the last seven days

Deaths: Average 44 per day

Incidence Rate: 855 (high)

However, although deaths, hospitilizations and critical cases that require intensive care continue to increase, these are significantly less compared to previous waves. The vaccines clearly work and will eventually allow us to return to our previous lives.

There are NO mobility restrictions in Spain between Autonomous Regions and Provinces. Applied to the Caminos de Santiago in Spain, this means that nothing can stop you from crossing Spain, and that it is highly unlikely that you will encounter a town that is confined.

The only restriction that is enforced everywhere in Spain is the use of a face mask at all times in indoor and in outdoor public spaces, unless you are exercising or in the middle of nowhere by yourself or with people you live with. The exemption would apply to the trail on the Camino de Santiago.

Regarding travel, travellers from most countries, including the United States, must be fully vaccinated and present a negative COVID-19 test. Requirements vary by country, see the link below for more information.

For information in English about travel and regional restrictions in Spain and each Autonomous Community:https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/ and https://www.spth.gob.es.

For informaton in English about the pandemic situation and travel within Europe: https://reopen.europa.eu/en.

Despite everything, BUEN CAMINO and THANK YOU FOR GETTING VACCINATED!

(and yes, I am confident we will be able to walk the Camino by spring 2022)