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Useful information for pilgrims

For your safety: Alertcops app

The National Police and the Civil Guard have created an app which will help you to have a safe pilgrimage. You can use it to report incidents, share your location with the security forces in the event of emergency, and get public safety alerts wherever you are.

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Staying in hostels

Reduced capacity at hostels

During the pandemic, the hostels along the Camino de Santiago may modify their capacity threshold in response to the new standards, change their opening dates or even remain closed. You can find the latest information about all of these questions in the National Geographic Institute’s mobile app “Camino de Santiago”.

Poster of the official Camino de Santiago signposting

The Consejo Jacobeo, in collaboration with the Federation of Friends of the Camino de Santiago, has produced a poster which provides a visual guide to the essentials aspects of the new Guidelines to help pilgrims recognise the official signposting.

The poster, created by the illustrator Cinta Arribas, is available free of charge in Castilian, English and French in the following formats:

Road safety tips for the Camino de Santiago

The Directorate General of Traffic has produced some leaflets on road safety while walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago.

‘Walking to Compostela’ leaflet: Castilian version PDF, English version PDF

‘Cycling the Camino de Santiago’ leaflet: Castilian version PDF, English version PDF

Emergency Guidebook for Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago

The Xunta de Galicia has created an ‘Emergency Guidebook for Pilgrims on the Way of St James’ that compiles practical tips for pilgrims, self-protection measures and useful information in case of emergency.

The following links provide access to this publication in Castilian, Galician and English:

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Recomendaciones al peregrino ante la Covid-19

Infografía con recomendaciones para el peregrino ante el COVID-19 Pulse para ampliar
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