How has Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz suffered the Coronavirus?
As we know Coronavirus is a pandemic that has hit the whole world. During middle of March the main focus has been on Spain and Italy and since the end of March and April, on the USA as well. I will keep updating the blog with data, we are basing our current numbers from the first of April. In this blog we will focus on the coronavirus situation in Vejer de Frontera.
In Spain the most populated places were the ones that were more affected. As an example, within Andalusia, Málaga and Seville were the most affected. However other provinces within Andalusia were affected to a lesser extent, for example Jaén, Huelva and Cádiz.
Coronavirus in Cadiz
People have been following the quarantine in Cadiz, however it keeps spreading to other locations. There are now 31 municipalities, out of the 45 in Cadiz, with coronavirus. Municipalities like Jerez de la Frontera are postponing rather than cancelling festivities organised by the city council, so if you are interested in any of these keep an eye out for the new dates!
Luckily, Vejer de la Frontera and Barbate municipalities, where we carry out most of our day tours, do not yet have any positive coronavirus cases.
Vejer de la Frontera
Vejer has gone much farther in the quarantine measures. The village has closed the roads during the weekends to prevent people coming in to the village unnecessarily. They are cleaning the roads, parks, and hospital entrances to prevent spreading the virus.
These and the federal measures in Spain to prevent the spread of coronavirus has prevented the virus from coming here until April. In April 8th the two first cases of coronavirus appeared in the municipalities, one in La Muela and the other in the village of Vejer de la Frontera. However in April 22nd Vejer was free of Coronavirus again after these two cases tested negative for Covid-19.
Since 26th of April children were allowed to walk outside with a parent. May 2nd, people were allowed to walk and do sport depending on the age at certain times of the day.
At last, after almost two months we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel here in Spain. From May 11th, Cadiz was in Phase 1 out of the three phases of de-escalation. This phase meanth that we could walk and do sport within our own locality, less than 10000 inhabitants municipalities were allowed to walk without a time range restriction. In May 25th Cadiz province advanced to phase 2, this phase meant that you could go anywhere in Cadiz to work, walk, do sports, etc. However, there is still a couple of hours where if you are less than 70 you should not be out as elderly used those hours to walk safely outside.
Restrictions enforced in Spain after the state of alarm to prevent spreading coronavirus:
In case you are an expat living in Spain, or visiting for a short period of time, and have doubts of what you can do, these are the most important rules to follow:
- You are still allowed to take the dog out, however you cannot go too far
- You are still able to go to the supermarket, pharmacy or work (if your job is considered essential). In some places around Spain, supermarkets require people to spend a minimum amount of money to prevent multiple trips for small items
- No walking with groups or even in couples
- Keep social distancing
- In a car, one person is allowed in front (driver) and one passenger in the back maximum.
I hope this information of the coronavirus situation in Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz is useful for those wanting to keep up to date. I am the founder of Explore la Tierra and we do day tours in Vejer and throughout Cadiz province. Because we are in this unique situation, I have adapted our cancellation policy. You will receive your deposit back up to 15 days before the tour if you cancel because of Coronavirus. Below you will be able to see some of our tours in case you are interested in planning for future travel after coronavirus.
Full day tours in Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz province
If you are looking for Cadiz culinary tours, cultural and Sherry wine experiences keep reading. I can help provide advice and information on the current situation in Vejer de la Frontera. This should help you to make sure you book at a safe and suitable time to travel. Should the situation change and the tour be cancelled, you will receive your full refund for any Explore la Tierra tours. I will now take advantage to show off to you the great food tours in Vejer de la Frontera and throughout Cadiz province that we do.
Sherry wine tours
Are you visiting Cadiz and you would you like to learn more about Sherry wine and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions? If you want to learn and experience it with the company of a local guide and turn your visit to Cadiz into an exciting gastronomic adventure, book with us. Sherry love is very contagious, surely you will also become one!
If you have your own transport we can accompany you while learning about Sherry. Enjoy the best Sherry bodega tours, local culture and traditions and the local gastronomy. In case you do not have a transport we can arrange transport, restaurant and the rest of your trip for you.
If you would like to learn all about Jerez-Sherry-Xeres D.O. then join us for our Ultimate Sherry Tasting tour. We can design a private tour just for you and your family.
If you are staying in Vejer de la Frontera or within Cadiz province we can organise a private Sherry tasting with gourmet local tapas for your group. We will go to your place and do a Sherry or Andalusian wine tasting for you privately. We focus on premium Sherries, VORS and premium Sherries, or Andalusian wines in case you do not like Sherry.
If you are thinking to travel to other parts of Cadiz, we are based in Vejer de la Frontera. Officially, Vejer is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain, you should come and meet us!
Cultural and culinary tours
If you want to learn more about Vejer de la Frontera, its traditions and gastronomy book our Sherry & Tapas tour! Learn about sherry, wine tastings, and how to pair it with gourmet traditional food from the area. Taste different types of Spanish Sherry wine and local food like bluefin tuna, bull meat, salmorejo, eggplant with honey and pinenuts, etc. The tour includes 5 tapas and 5 wine/Sherries .
We also have a tour that focuses on Bluefin tuna. You will learn the history of Bluefin tuna in the area since Phoenician times by going in a private boat ride to visit the Almadraba; visit a local food market; and taste different parts of bluefin tuna in all ways, salt-dried, grilled, raw.
If you would like to visit other beautiful white towns like Vejer, we can do a tour of the white towns in Cadiz province. On the other hand we can mix a visit to a beautiful white town with a visit to an olive oil mill. Or you can choose to do a private tour that we can design especially for you and recommend places to visit based on your interests. Come and join Explore la Tierra in Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain!
Our latest addition is our become an artisan for one day tour. Make your own cheese and your own leather souvenir in Ubrique and enjoy its great history and panoramic views. This white town is famous worldwide for its importance for the leather international companies.