Apr 21, 2022

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.




GENERAL RESTRICTIONS IN GALICIA (Read law - next update on April 23, 2022)

  • Perimeter closure of Galicia. You can travel to Galicia, but it is necessary to comply with the visitor registration. See information below. To find out information about travelling 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). Not applicable.
  • Mobility within Galicia. No restrictions.
  • Meetings. No restrictions.
  • Documentation requirements. No requirements within tourism sector.
  • Masks. It is mandatory to use it in the following cases (in any case, it is mandatory to carry a mask with you at all times, to use it when necessary):
    • a) In health centers, services and establishments, by workers, visitors and patients, with the exception of people admitted when they stay in their room.
      b) In social health centers, workers and visitors when they are in shared areas.
      c) In air, rail or cable means of transport and in buses, as well as in public passenger transport. In the closed spaces of ships and boats where it is not possible to maintain the distance of 1.5 meters, except in the cabins, when they are shared by groups of cohabitants.
  • Tourism. No restrictions.
  • COVID-19 Travel Assistance Insurance of the Xunta de Galicia. In the event of possible infections, all national travelers (residents in Spain except in the Autonomous Community of Galicia) or international travelers (non-residents in Spain) who travel to the Autonomous Community of Galicia as tourists by any means of transport and that they stay in a regulated establishment with a reliable reservation during their stay in the insurance coverage period, are insured. Pilgrims are also considered Insured: natural person (not resident in the Autonomous Community of Galicia) who is doing the Camino de Santiago (either on foot, horse or bicycle), has a pilgrim credential and with, at least, an overnight stay in a hostel or lodging in the Autonomous Community of Galicia. 


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.



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.

Check this website https://reopen.europa.eu/en/ before planning any trip to Spain. You will find updated information, with the requirements to travel to Spain from any country or to any country.


Spain is ready to connect to the EU Digital COVID certificate Gateway

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
  • received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
  • recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR test result valid for 180 days).

When travelling, holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from COVID or test result. Each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what you will be eligible for, upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your country of destination.

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



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.

The data provided will be used by the regional health authorities exclusively to contact the mentioned people for the fulfillment of public health purposes, in order to provide them with the appropriate information and health recommendations, as well as, where appropriate, in attention to the specific concurrent circumstances, for the adoption of the sanitary measures that are necessary, always in accordance with the applicable legislation and seeking, preferably, the voluntary collaboration of the affected person with the health authorities.

In particular, in accordance with what is indicated above, among the applicable measures will be the offer to carry out a diagnostic test for active infection to these people, unless they can provide documentary proof through a certificate issued by the public service of competent health, or, in the case of letter b), by an authorized official laboratory, the concurrence of any of the following circumstances:

a) That they received the complete schedule of a vaccine against COVID-19 for which a marketing authorization was granted in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 726/2004; and provided that at least 10 days have passed since the last dose of it.

b) That they have a negative diagnostic test for active infection (AIDT). In the case of rapid antigen tests, they must be listed in the common and updated list of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 established on the basis of Recommendation 2021 / C 24/01 of the Council of Europe. The test must be carried out in the last 72 hours prior to arrival in Galicia.

c) That the holder has recovered from a diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infection and is in the period between day 11 and 180, inclusive, after the positive AIDT. This situation will be accredited through the appropriate certificate issued by your health service.

For the purposes of what is established in this point, the exhibition of the certificates may only be requested when the interested persons allege the circumstances that they prove. The data to which the certificates refer will not be kept nor will files be created with them.



SPAIN: the Autonomous Community of Navarre.

EUROPEAN CONTINENT: Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco , Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

AMERICAN CONTINENT: Barbados, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

ASIAN CONTINENT: Bhutan, Brunei, South Korea, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

OCEANIA: Australia, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana, Palau, and Guam.



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 (75% to 100% of transport capacity and according to the health situation in each moment)

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

  • Private excursions. Up to 7 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 15/21 people.
  • Group excursions. Up to 4/7 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 15/25 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.