The normal thing when we travel to any place, whether abroad or in our own country, is to worry about our safety and to know the levels of danger that exist in each place in order to take the necessary precautions. In the case of the Camino de Santiago, security is also a factor that concerns pilgrims, especially those who have never visited Spain.
Every year more than 300,000 pilgrims from all over the world walk the Camino de Santiago, and most of them come during the summer months. It is therefore normal for incidents to occur from time to time. However, if you have never visited Spain, you should know that like many other countries in Europe, it is among the safest countries in the world to travel to safest countries in the world to travel to.
Since 2015, the Government of SpaintheXunta de Galicia and the Galician Provincial Councils have been working together to create a Road Safety Commission for the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago. This commission aims to ensure the tranquility of the pilgrimage in the nine routes that reach Santiago de Compostela.
On the other hand, the Guardia Civil and the Police have special surveillance devices on the Camino throughout the year. In summer it is common to find the Cavalry Unit of the Guardia Civilin the less accessible areas of the Camino.
National Campaign for Prevention and Safety on the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago de Compostela
The state security forces have made available to citizens the following Decalogue of good practices that will reinforce your own safety on the Camino de Santiago.
● Alertcops at your side
The free app of the Guardia Civil and the Cuerpo Nacional de Policía. It has multiple utilities and you can communicate any alert or emergency from your mobile device in real time. Your position is automatically sent to the police operational centers and you will be quickly located and attended to.