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Travel to Spain 2022
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Posted: 6 January 2022 12:31 PM
Subject: Travel to Spain 2022
 
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Hi. Question to anyone currently touring in Spain....

We have ferry booked end of month with camper to spain. Wondering what the situation is like 'on the ground' over there with covid.

Do you feel reasonably at ease with traveling through different areas? And does it vary much from region to region.

Are there still a lot of motorhomes from different countries there this year?

I know masks have to be worn outside now in Spain. Does it seem much different from the UK (where we have to wear them in shops etc?)

Is the general feeling one of living with restrictions and still carrying on normally, or is there a feeling of unease?

Hoping answers will help make a decision whether to come now or postpone.

Thanks
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Posted: 6 January 2022 2:43 PM
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We’ve been in Spain for over a month now and feel considerably safer and more relaxed than we did in in UK. On the campsite masks are worn all the time off your pitch whether in town or walking round the site. Some wear them when in cars or biking but we feel that is perhaps going further than necessary. There seems to be a general feeling among everyone from young children onwards, that wearing them is a sensible move and so people do, without any visible compulsion.

We took 5 days to travel from Santander and, were happy to stop overnight where people on sites and aires were careful about social distancing and mask wearing. Shops and cafes seem very clued up and QR code menus, spaced tables and sanitary pass showing along with hand gel everywhere are much more in evidence than they were at home.

We watched the Spanish Prime Minister on TV when he announced that masks would be compulsory outdoors and in and it felt very relaxed and trusting of the people he was speaking to. I cannot detect any feeling of unease at all and do read El Pais daily. Covid precautions are all around us but are part of life now and people are getting on with it.

There are the normal numbers of Dutch, Germans, Belgians, French etc with the same for Spanish families over the holidays but far fewer Brits though still reasonable numbers given travel problems via France.

The weather is lovely too. We’ve had no rain at all and most days are warm sunshine- cold nights though.

My advise would be to come. We were very hesitant but are very pleased we did.
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Posted: 6 January 2022 6:26 PM
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In Spain now on Bonterra Park or resort as it's now called. Far less Brits than over last 8 years we have been coming but site was close to full over New Year with loads of Spanish motorhomes . People obeying the mask rules even on site even if a few of us forget now and again while going to the showers etc. Out in town as close to 100 percent with masks on. All feels ok so go for it as time never stops and the weather is fine.
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Posted: 6 January 2022 10:14 PM
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as above replies, its just the same as UK like we were in tiers, bars walking in with masks stuff like that, people are walking around with masks on, but it is not compulsory if you can social distance that is the rules, so in cities and around towns they are wearing them, the usual Germans and Dutch are here as usual the French seem to be here in force, the towns are very quiet, we have stayed away from cities so can't comment, a lot of businesses pubs cafes have gone to the wall, we have stayed on sites but there are plenty wild/free camping it's all relaxed, think Scotland in spring
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Posted: 7 January 2022 10:11 AM
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Not that the op specifically enquired regarding the weather,, but by way of encouragement I can say that I visited the lavanderia this morning & saved €2 euros on the drying machine, that should tell all you need to know regarding the weather (Aguilas vicinity). !
Apart from a bit of violent wind gusting and an overnight rain shower, it's been an excellent Dec. this winter cool nights and warm sunny days, hope it lasts to the end of Feb.
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Posted: 7 January 2022 3:05 PM
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We've changed our Portsmouth to Caen ferry to a Santander one, although there's talk that Macron might amend his nonsensical rules next week. We might change back if he does let us in.

As for masks, the rule states that one should be worn at all times outdoors when a safe social distance of 1.5 metres from other people cannot be adhered to.

So we don't expect to be wearing them unless in shops.
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Posted: 7 January 2022 3:15 PM
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derek500 - 2022-01-07 3:05 PM


As for masks, the rule states that one should be worn at all times outdoors when a safe social distance of 1.5 metres from other people cannot be adhered to.

So we don't expect to be wearing them unless in shops.


You might find yourselves feeling a little conspicuous if you don’t wear masks much of the time when outside, even in less crowded places. With very few exceptions, mainly the very old and very young, everyone else wears them religiously.

One good thing: the Spanish make FFP 2 masks and sell them quite cheaply. As a specs wearer with asthma I find these a whole lot more comfortable than the cloth or paper surgical ones available in UK. Make sure you have some ready for on the boat where they are compulsory in all public areas.
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Posted: 24 January 2022 11:17 AM
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Been in Oropesa a few days now and pleased to see the law being respected. So generally little mask wearing walking along the prom etc. 100% in supermarkets.

The campsite has signs saying masks must be worn IF you cannot maintain 1.5m distance, so on the whole masks round necks and on sleeves and only being put on if needed, which is not very often.

Interestingly, if a couple are walking outside and masks are worn it tends to be the señoras and not the señors!

Have only seen one couple cycling who were wearing masks.

We stopped at the aire in Logroño coming down and a similar story there. Very few out walking wearing masks.
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