Our Covid-19 Guidelines
Here you'll get all the latest information about how JoinMyTrip is dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. We also show you how it is possible to travel safely during this time.
One thing is clear - We all want to travel as soon as possible. But safety first! While we all sit at home and wait for the world to work again normally, JoinMyTrip has created interesting articles that will help you plan your next adventure. Also, we will answer the most important question -
How is JoinMyTrip dealing with the crisis?
If you need special information about certain countries or destinations, please go to the foreign affairs of your home country.

Can you travel internationally during the crisis?
This is not an absurd question! We've put together some useful tips about how to travel during the COVID-19 crisis.
At this time, it's extremely important that you don't travel alone. If you get into an emergency situation, it's reassuring to know, someone will be around to help you. This is only one of the five reasons you should travel in a group NOW.

Our News Ticker
We try to update you about the latest travel news regarding COVID-19 as comprehensively as possible. According to the dates you can see how current the news are.
02 February 2022
Only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed to enter Morocco. In addition, a negative PCR test that is no older than 48 hours must be presented.
31 January 2022
Bali opens with mandatory quarantine: fully vaccinated travelers must quarantine in a hotel for five days after entry.
28 January 2022
The Philippines will open to vaccinated tourists in February. Fully vaccinated tourists can enter the country starting 10 February without quarantine with a PCR test not older than 48 hours.
27 January 2022
Norway eliminates quarantine for all travelers. However, unvaccinated persons without proof of recovery are still required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test upon entry.
20 January 2022
Thailand relaxes entry rules again as of February: Fully vaccinated tourists must present a negative test result upon entry and take another PCR after arrival, and then quarantine for one night in a hotel until the result comes out. A second PCR test on the fifth day is mandatory.
19 January 2022
As of the 22nd, vaccinated and recovered people no longer have to show a negative PCR or antigen rapid test before entering Switzerland
13 January 2022
Passengers can submit a rapid antigen test instead of a negative PCR test when traveling to Cyprus.
10 January 2022
Bulgaria allows only vaccinated and recovered people to enter the country and requires a PCR test that is no older than 72 hours even for vaccinated and recovered individuals.

10 January 2022
The UK relaxes entry rules for vaccinated persons: vaccinated travelers are exempt from the requirement for PCR testing prior to departure and quarantine upon arrival
Unvaccinated travelers must complete a PCR test latest on the second day after entry and remain in quarantine until a negative result is confirmed.
07 January 2022
Israel reopens the borders for German tourists: vaccinated tourists will be allowed to re-enter Israel from December 9 and those recovered must have received at least one dose of a WHO-approved Corona vaccine.
22 December 2021
Brazil adopts strict entry rules: Only vaccinated and recovered people are allowed into the country.
21 December 2021
Entry to Austria without quarantine is only possible with 2G including booster vaccination or a negative PCR test as of 20.12.21.
03 December 2021
Israel tightens entry regulations: All travelers are tested at the airport and isolated for 3 days. Only a negative PCR test afterwards can end the quarantine.
29 November 2021
As of December 1, all travelers must present a negative coronary test upon arrival in Portugal, even if they are vaccinated or recovered.
26 November 2021
The government of New Zealand has decided that fully vaccinated travelers will not be allowed to re-enter the country until April 30 next year.
24 November 2021
Madeira introduces 2G-Plus. Thus, hotel guests and visitors to restaurants, recreational or cultural venues need a negative test in addition to proof of vaccination or recovery. In addition, mask must be worn again outdoors, in restaurants and when shopping.
08 November 2021
Costa Rica will introduce a transitional phase from December 1 in which operators can decide for themselves whether to use 1G or 2G. As of January 8, Costa Rica will have a 1G regulation. This means that all activities and entry are only possible with proof of vaccination.
26 October 2021
The U.S. exempts children under 18 from mandatory vaccination upon entry.
13 October 2021
Fiji update: As of early December, fully vaccinated travelers from countries with low incidence of infection can re-enter the country without quarantine if they have a negative PCR test.
12 October 2021
Hope for Vietnam vacations: according to initial statements, major destinations in the country would welcome vaccinated travelers from countries with low coronary risk starting in December.
11 October 2021
Passengers on charter flights will be allowed to re-enter India from October 15. If traveling by other means of transport, the opening will not apply until November 15.
08 October 2021
Australia Update: The borders will remain closed for tourists until 2022.
07 October 2021
Scotland follows suit and also no longer requires a rapid test before crossing the border. Other restrictions on entry that have applied to date remain in place.
05 October 2021
Since October 1, even once vaccinated recovered persons may enter Malta without quarantine. The first vaccination must be at least two weeks ago, but the recovery must not be longer than six months.
04 October 2021
Fully vaccinated individuals who present a negative PCR test will again be able to move freely in Sri Lanka upon arrival. For unvaccinated persons, the restrictions continue to apply.
01 October 2021
No Corona news but important: the Canary Island of La Palma has been declared a disaster area in the meantime due to the volcanic eruption. Air traffic is still suspended.
30 September 2021
The Iranian Ministry of Tourism announces that fully vaccinated travelers from all over the world will be allowed to re-enter the country from November. Travelers will receive the visas upon entering the country.
29 September 2021
From October 01, the quarantine obligation on Mauritius will be waived for vaccinated travelers. The prerequisite for this is a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the last departure as well as the complete vaccination and the conclusion of a Covid 19 health insurance.
28 September 2021
Vietnam postpones tourist opening of Phú Quốc Island until at least November 20. The date of opening depends on the vaccination rate in Vietnam.
27 September 2021
For fully vaccinated travelers, quarantine is no longer required after arrival in Nepal. In addition, ''visa-on-arrival'' will be issued again for these visitors.
24 September 2021
Unless the vaccination campaign in the South Sea island nation continues to make progress, Fiji plans to open its borders to vaccinated people by the end of the year.
23 September 2021
Argentina plans to reopen airports and ports to foreign travelers from November. The entry requires a full vaccination and a negative PCR test.
22 September 2021
Entry into Chile is again possible for vaccinated persons through the airports in Santiago, Iquique and Antofagasta from the beginning of October, under fulfillment of various requirements, such as travel registration, health insurance, PCR test and five-day quarantine.
21 September 2021
Beginning in early November, fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be able to re-enter the United States.
20 September 2021
Persons who have not been vaccinated or recovered must present a negative antigen or PCR test upon entry into Switzerland, regardless of where they come from and by which means of transport they enter.
17 September 2021
Belgium requires all travelers coming to Brussels who have not been vaccinated or recovered from an illness and are also coming from a ''red'' zone to undergo a ten-day quarantine.
16 September 2021
Tunisia extends the mandatory submission of a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours. From now on, children aged 2 years and older must also present such a test.
15 September 2021
As of now, only those who are fully vaccinated, have a negative PCR test or have recovered can enter Montenegro without quarantine.
14 September 2021
Portugal: From now on, it is no longer necessary to wear mouth and nose protection in parks, on the street or on the beach promenade.
what is joinmytrip doing?
How is JoinMyTrip dealing with the situation and what is the state of this platform's focus - unique trips by trustworthy TripLeaders all around the world?
We, at JoinMyTrip think, the safety and health of our TripLeaders and TripMates is the priority #1. We are very aware of the global travel restrictions and act accordingly. We are alerting our members with the most current and accurate information.
Are there trips being added online?
Yes, we are still adding trips online. We are in contact with all TripLeaders. They are aware of the current situation and in constant contact with all TripMates. We support them as much as we can.
What happens to the TripsLeaders, who had posted trips for this spring?
The TripLeaders who are currently traveling with JoinMyTrip are of course aware of the situation and act responsibly towards their TripMates as well. They also have the JoinMyTrip travel insurance at their disposal. In case of any questions, the TripLeaders can reach us at any time and we will try to help as much as possible.
What about the TripLeaders, who planned to travel soon?
TripLeaders who have planned a trip in the near future will also be contacted and informed that they can choose the date of their trips flexibly. This way they can also coordinate with their TripMates when the best time for their trip is.
If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 crisis, don't hesitate to contact us! We are here for you 24/7.
Don't stop dreaming of your next adventure
Even though we can't travel right now, there are so many other ways to experience the world and dream yourself away. We show you these ways!
Who are our tripleaders?
Have you ever asked yourselves, why our TripLeaders decided to use JoinMyTrip? We asked that question.
Sail fanatic Ben
Ben joined JoinMyTrip in order to fulfill his lifelong dream - to sail the world and share his passion.
If you want to know more about his journey and the trips he already did, click here.
Travel addict Anna
Anna's biggest passion in life is to experience the wonders of The World and travel as much as possible! In her freetime she plans trips and shares them on JoinMyTrip, to earn some money and fund her travel plans. If you want to know more about Anna's story and how she earns money with the platform, check it out here.
Do you want to become a part of our growing TripLeader community and plan the next big adventure for your group and yourself? Then check out our 5 tips for a cheap last minute trip.
Why JoinMyTrip?
JoinMyTrip gives you a safe and easy opportunity exploring the world with like-minded and avid travelers.
No matter if you're into camping, hiking or cycling - you will definitely find cool travel buddies in the JoinMyTrip Community.

Are you worried when to set your trip dates? With JoinMyTrip, you can always choose flexible trip dates and talk to your TripMates.
You don't want to go through the hustle of planning everything on your own? Our TripLeaders got you.

Check out unique trips organized by experienced TripLeaders and get inspired!
Explore the world safely with a group of wonderful travelers and share your experiences and travel costs with your new friends.
Do you want to follow us?
You will get all the latest information about JoinMyTrip on our social media channels. Here you can not only get information about Covid-19, but also find travel inspiration and like-minded travelers for your next adventure. See you there!
Trip- Discovering Spain
"Mind blowing is the word!"

A very well organised, low-budget backpacking trip, coordinated by our lovely TripLeader Anna. I enjoyed every moment with amazing travel buddies; exploring, eating and having so much fun together. I can't wait for my next trip.
Trip- Unique Mexico experience
"Unforgettable unique experience"

"I've travelled a lot but it has never been as intense & as exciting as this one. The itinerary was flexible, trip mates were fun and arrangements were top notch. While parting our ways we were hugging and crying. Love this concept of connecting like-minded travellers"
Trip- Peru culture, India expedition
"Amazing customer support"

I have done 2 trips already and I can tell that their customer service is first class. JoinMyTrip truly made me feel special each time. I often find it difficult to approach strangers but with such great fellow travel buddies in both the trips I was thrilled how easy it was.
What is JoinMyTrip?
JoinMyTrip is a platform where everyone can offer their planned trip by creating a trip page and share it with others as a TripLeader. Fellow TripMates can send a request to join the trip. The most carefully planned and guided trips include an organisation fee for the TripLeader.

Why should I travel in a group with JoinMyTrip?
Traveling in a group has so much to offer: from new friendships and lots of fun, to simply having someone to rely on. Not convinced? Then you should continue reading...

1. Together you experience more and can share your experiences

In a group, you simply experience and laugh more. But the best part is being able to remember and relive the best moments together with your fellow travelers - this way the trip stays in your memory even longer. Most times you start your journey with a group of strangers and return with friends.

2. You see the bigger picture

Where else can you meet such open-minded people with completely different backgrounds and experiences? The more diverse your TripMates are, the more interesting your trip is going to be. Everyone has something to contribute to an exciting story. For instance solo travelers, couples and friends all team up too, to always feel comfortable no matter what.

3. Share costs and save

You can share a room with a TripMate, you can rent a car or even hire a private tour guide - no matter what you do, the costs will be lower when they can be shared.

4. Sit back and relax or earn money with your trip

Why would everyone have to take care of transport, accommodation, sightseeing and so on independently? It's much easier when only one person undertakes these tasks - that's what TripLeaders are for. As a TripMate you don't have to worry about transport and accommodation. If the TripLeader also offers a sightseeing program, you pay a little more, but have absolutely nothing to think about for your trip.

5. Finally an individual trip that can be experienced in a group

Unlike with normal group tours, JoinMyTrip gives you the freedom and space you need! No annoying tour guide that drags you from one shop to the next or has a strict 24 hour program for the day. With JoinMyTrip, everyone has the desired freedom but also the advantages of travelling in a group!

6. You are not alone

Walking alone through a foreign city at night? Not always a good idea. It's a much better feeling walking around with a group of friends and arriving to the hostel together.

If these 6 points didn't convince you yet - all we can say is: give it a try!

Do I need a foreign health insurance?
Yes! Everyone that's joining a trip on joinmytrip.com must have a foreign health insurance.

Why do I need a health insurance?

Your local health insurance usually pays nothing or only small parts of your treatment costs abroad. Those costs can be very high and without an insurance, you will have to bear the expenses. One night in a Moroccan hospital without any treatment costs 550€ for example.

Is JoinMyTrip a tour operator?
No, JoinMyTrip doesn't arrange trips. We are a booking platform that allows everyone to offer and join group trips.

We are happy to support TripLeaders with the planning and organisation of their trips, but in the end it is the TripLeader's trip. As a TripMate, you travel with your TripLeader and not with JoinMyTrip.
Who can become a TripLeader?
To offer a trip you need to fulfill the following criteria:

You are trustworthy

  • You are a real traveler. You previously traveled through at least 5 countries and experienced quite a few things on the way. You are able to share your experience with your TripMates. That means for example that you:
  • Have 3 years of travel experience or you traveled a lot lately
  • Have been a guide before, have been a team leader in clubs / societies or at work or that you are the one in the group that always calls the shots
  • Are well informed about your travel destination or you've already been there in the past
  • Speak the language or you know how to communicate with the locals via non-verbal communication
You are authentic

  • You love to meet new people.
  • You make sure your fellow TripMates feel comfortable - for you, everyone is a friend.
  • You always have a positive attitude.
  • You are full of energy and drive everyday.
  • You always help others and take care of their problems.
  • There's a solution to every problem. Your slogan is: think big and act.
You are empathetic and try to:

  • Make sure no one feels excluded
  • Build up conversations easily
  • Adjust the experience to the needs of your TripMates
  • Make sure everyone has the best trip possible