May 7, 2021

Information about COVID-19 in Galicia (Spain)

From Verdant Experiences, we follow and apply the recommendations of various health institutions (at the end of this page you can find more information), in relation to the impact of COVID-19 that now affects not only Spain, but also the rest of the world.

For this reason, we have worked on adapting our services to prevent and minimize the risks of contagion or exposure to COVID-19. The main objective is to be able to continue offering our services, while maintaining the protection of our clients, collaborators and own personnel.

 

***VERY IMPORTANT***

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 IN GALICIA (SPAIN) THAT MAY AFFECT OUR SERVICES (Updated May 7, 2021)

To know the restrictions in each municipality, click on the municipality to consult.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS IN GALICIA (provisionally until ratified by the TSJG. Read law)

  • Perimeter closure of Galicia. The perimeter closure of the Community of Galicia ends on 05/09/2021 at 00:00. To find out if you can travel to Galicia from abroad (outside of Spain), please check the section "Can I travel to Spain?". If you can travel to Galicia, once here you will have to comply with all the regulations that apply in both the Community of Galicia and in Spain.
  • Curfew (toque de queda). The curfew is abolished from 05/09/2021, except in the municipalities at Maximum level, which will remain from 23:00 to 6:00.
  • Mobility within Galicia. Mobility is allowed except with the municipalities that are in the Maximum Level of restrictions.
  • Meetings. Non co-habitants meetings are allowed except between 01:00 and 06:00. In the municipalities at the Maximum level, it is only allowed between cohabitants. Groups of maximum 4 people indoors and 6 outdoors. 
  • Tourism. Activities can be done outdoors and with up to 8 people + monitor / guide. Accommodations can open following the restrictions applied to their municipality.
  • Shops. Opening as usual and with 50% capacity.
  • Important. Control of visitor registration is intensified in Galicia. See information below. 

 

RESTRICTIONS ACCORDING TO THE LEVEL OF INCIDENCE OF EACH MUNICIPALITY (provisionally until ratified by the TSJG )

Maximum Level

  • Perimeter closure. The municipality is closed individually. You cannot enter or leave it, except for justified reasons.
  • Curfew (toque de queda): Between 23:00 and 6:00.
  • Meetings. Only co-habitants, 4 people indoors and 6 outdoors. 
  • Bars and Restaurants. Total closure, except for order picking and home delivery.

High Level

  • Perimeter closure. Not applied.
  • Meetings. 4 people indoors and 6 outdoors, whether they are living together or not, except between 01:00 and 06:00. 
  • Bars . Open until 23:00, indoor closed, 50% outdoor capacity, counters closed.
  • Restaurants. Open until 01:00, indoor closed, 50% outdoor capacity, counters closed.

Medium Level

  • Perimeter closure. Not applied.
  • Meetings. 4 people indoors and 6 outdoors, whether they are living together or not, except between 01:00 and 06:00. 
  • Bars. Open until 23:00, indoor 30% capacity, 50% outdoor capacity, counters closed.
  • Restaurants. Open until 01:00, indoor 30% capacity, 50% outdoor capacity, counters closed.

Medium-Low Level

  • Perimeter closure. Not applied.
  • Meetings. 4 people indoors and 6 outdoors, whether they are living together or not, except between 01:00 and 06:00. 
  • Bars. Open until 23:00, indoor 50% capacity, 75% outdoor capacity, counters closed.
  • Restaurants. Open until 01:00, indoor 50% capacity, 75% outdoor capacity, counters closed.

 

Our excursions with departure or destination in areas with maximum restriction are canceled until further notice. This does not affect departures from areas at other levels and where we will adapt our services to the restrictions applied in each moment.

 

CAN I TRAVEL TO SPAIN?

The coronavirus is spreading across the European Union, affecting our lives in many ways. Governments have taken various restrictive measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and to protect lives. The situation is changing fast and so is the response by Member States.

EU countries have agreed on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes a colour code for the classifications of regions - green, orange, yellow and grey - based on the epidemiological situation there. They also agreed on common criteria that they should apply when deciding whether to introduce travel restrictions, a common approach for travelers from ‘red areas’ (testing and self-quarantine), as well as on providing more clear and timely information to the public.

The website https://reopen.europa.eu/en/ will gradually provide more information as it becomes available. Please check it before planning any trip to Spain.

In this link to the RTVE page you can see all the current restrictions in Spanish territory.

 

VISITORS REGISTRATION IN GALICIA

Any person, whether they live in Galicia or not, and who have been in territories with a high epidemiological incidence for the past 14 days due to covid-19, will have to provide their contact details to the Galician Health Authorities (SERGAS). Volunteer in the rest of the cases.

The notification will be made through the page https://coronavirus.sergas.gal/viaxeiros/ or by calling the phone (+34) 881 00 20 21, within 24 hours of the arrival in Galicia.

 

TERRITORIES THAT ARE CONSIDERED TO HAVE A HIGH EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INCIDENCE DUE TO THE COVID-19 (Updated April 15, 2021)

SPAIN: Andalucía, Aragón, Castilla y León,​ Cataluña, Ceuta, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla​, Navarra and País Vasco.

EUROPEAN CONTINENT: Azerbaijan, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, France, Kosovo, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Czech Republic, San Marino, Serbia and Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Germany, Armenia, Croatia, Isle of Man, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Poland and Georgia.

AMERICAN CONTINENT: Aruba, Bermuda, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Venezuela, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Bonaire, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Curaçao. 

ASIAN CONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Maldives, Palestine, Philippines, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Syria, Thailand and Yemen, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Jordan. 

OCEANIA: Wallis and Futuna​.

AFRICAN CONTINENT: All countries.

 

If you are considering booking any of our services or tours, you should take into account our COVID-19 prevention guide and the special conditions described on this page. They will apply to all our products and services, so in order to confirm any booking you must have knowledge of this page and accept the conditions described here.

 

* Symptoms of COVID-19

More common: fever, dry cough and tiredness.
Less common: aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of sense of smell or taste, skin rashes, or loss of color in fingers or toes.
Serious: shortness of breath or feeling of shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, inability to speak or move.

 

Group sizes (70% of transport capacity)

Following the regulations regarding transport, the group sizes will be as follows:

  • Private excursions. Up to 6 people if they live together, or up to 4/6 people if they do not live together for transportation in a VAN of up to 9 seats. For the rest of the cases, the transport would be a small bus fo up to a maximum of 15 people.
  • Group excursions. Up to 4/6 people for a VAN of up to 9 seats. For the rest of the cases, the transport would be by small bus up to a maximum of 15 people.

 

Cancellation Policy

Provisionally and until further notice, the following conditions or modifications are added to our current cancellation policy:

  • In the event that a client cannot make use of their booking due to a situation related to COVID-19 (contagion or having been in contact with an infected person and needing to be quarantined, for other cases consult with VE). It will be canceled without any penalty as long as we are notified at least 24h before the start time of the activity. You will always be given the option to refund your booking or to change it for another date or to issue a voucher valid for 1 year (with the possibility of renewal).
  • In the event of any exception to the above condition by a partner applying cancellation fees, you will be notified once we get your booking, in case of disagreement you can cancel it at that time without any penalty.

 

Compliance with Indications of Staff and Partners

The company reserves the right of admission to anyone who does not respect the indications given, and who therefore puts the group and / or the staff participating in the activity or tour at risk, not giving the right to any compensation in this case. It will be applied if necessary and after giving several notices previously.

 

When can our activities be booked?

It is possible to make bookings or pre-bookings for scheduled and unscheduled activities at any time for dates from July 1, 2020, although subject to possible modifications if they are affected by any anti-covid-19 measures.

In any case, if there are modifications that affect said activities already booked, and you do not agree with them, you can cancel them at no additional cost and receive full refund of the amount paid as booking.

It will be communicated through our Webs, our Social Networks and our newsletter of the restart of our activities under measures COVID-19. You will also be informed of new activities and possible changes in the conditions of our activities.

 

If you have any questions or queries related to COVID-19 and the impact on our activities, you can contact us through any of the communication channels that appear on our website or on our contact page.

 

Information related to the measures that Verdant Experiences is implementing in its services and products in relation to COVID-19.

 

How are we getting ready?

  1. We have created our Own Manual for internal use, which includes all the areas and activities in which we work. This manual is based on the Applicable Manuals against COVID-19 prepared by the Xunta de Galicia (authority in Galicia) through the Superior Center of Hospitality of Galicia (Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia), the Galician Health Service (Sergas) and the Institute of Labor Safety and Health (Instituto de Seguridad y Salud Laboral - ISSGA), in collaboration with representatives of the tourism sector and entities such as the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality (Instituto para la Calidad Turística Española - ICTE), the Galician Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (Federación Gallega de Municipios y Provincias - Fegamp) and specialists such as the professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at USC, Juan Gestal, compiling the established mandatory requirements by the Ministry of Health, the recommendations prepared by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and other advice adapted to the galician companies, taking into account their particularities.
  2. Action protocols are being prepared for different processes and situations. For our clients we have the guide that is published at the top of this page.
  3. Contingency plans have being prepared for each of the activities and products that we offer. These plans are aimed at minimizing risks of contagion in the face of possible scenarios during the development of activities.

 

What security can we provide?

We must bear in mind that it is not possible to guarantee the non-existence of the virus in any place or person permanently, but we can take all possible measures to avoid and minimize the appearance of contagions while enjoying your holidays.

At Verdant Experiences we are reviewing that all collaborators have the right security measures in place, the lack of implementation of these measures it will be a reason for exclusion from our activities. In addition we have our own measures implemented within our activities and for our staff and own resources.

 

How can we minimize risks and avoid contagions?

Complying with the rules and recommendations given by our staff and collaborators. We must all act responsibly.

The company reserves the right of admission to anyone who does not respect the indications given, and who therefore puts the group and the personnel participating in the activity or excursion at risk.

 

Do you have any questions or want to know more about the measures we take?

If you have any questions or queries related to COVID-19 and the measures we implement, you can contact us through any of the communication channels that appear on our website or on our contact page.