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.
29 July 2021
England wants to suspend quarantine for EU citizens. Fully vaccinated travelers from the EU and the USA can then enter the country without COVID restrictions.
28 July 2021
A new wave of infections endanger the Sandbox project on Phuket, Thailand. In the last week there have been 125 new COVID cases and the sandbox project has been put on hold for now.
27 July 2021
USA maintains entry ban for EU citizens. Due to the delta variant, the current entry regulations are considered reasonable.
26 July 2021
Italy requires a so-called "Green Pass" for restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas and other public spaces. For entry people are required to show either a negative test (not older than 48h), that they have recovered from COVID or that they have been vaccinated.
23 July 2021
Thailand will allow island hopping from Phuket. Starting August 1, the Thai government will allow the opening of the islands of Koh Phi Phi, KohNgai, Koh Railay, Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, as well as Khao Lak. However, vaccinated tourists must first stay on Phuket for 7 days before they are allowed to travel further.
22 July 2021
France tightens the Corona rules. In cinemas, theaters, museums and when visiting attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, a negative test, a vaccination or a recovery certificate must be presented from now on.
20 July 2021
As of July 26, Iceland also requires vaccinated and recovered travelers to submit a negative test upon entry. The PCR or rapid test must not be older than 72 hours at the time of entry.
19 July 2021
Canada lifts cruise ban. Beginning in November cruise ships are allowed to call at Canadian ports again.
16 July 2021
US president Biden gives hope for EU travelers. According to the White House Biden is merely waiting to talk to his COVID-Team before deciding if and how international travel to the US will be possible again.
15 July 2021
The Cayman Islands will reopen to vaccinated tourists in September. However, travelers will still have to undergo a five-day quarantine upon arrival. From October, the quarantine requirement will also be lifted.
14 July 2021
European countries are struggling with the delta variant. Incidences in many countries such as Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, and Turkey are very high and travelers returning from these countries are now facing mandatory quarantine. Stay safe and informed about new developments.
13 July 2021
South Africa extends corona restrictions until July 25. A nationwide 9pm-4am curfew remains in effect and mouth and nose protection must be worn in public.
09 July 2021
Malta does not recognize cross-vaccination. Travelers who present a first vaccination with Astra Zeneca and a second with Biontech or Moderna are not considered fully vaccinated. Upon entry into Malta, a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours must be presented..
08 July 2021
England wants to abolish the quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers from many European countries. Norway also eases its entry requirements and vaccinated travelers may enter the country with the EU Covid certificate.
07 July 2021
The Thai island of Koh Samui opens on July 15 under strict conditions. Only vaccinated foreign travelers are allowed to enter. After entry, there is an obligation for a 3-day quarantine and the island may not be left for an additional 4 days. After that, two other islands may be visited.
06 July 2021
Portugal, the UK and other countries are now no longer virus variant areas, as the delta variant is also spreading rapidly in Germany. Fully vaccinated or recovered travelers no longer need to quarantine when entering the country from Portugal, UK, Russia, India and Nepal.
05 July 2021
Travelers from Germany are now allowed to travel to Finland without restrictions. Due to the low number of infections, no test or proof of vaccination is required when entering the country from Germany.
01 July 2021
Bali postpones the opening for tourists indefinitely due to the Delta variant. Adding to that, India bans international flights until the end of July. International scheduled flights are no longer allowed to fly to India.
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
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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.
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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.
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Kevin
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.
Laura
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"
Victoria
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.
FAQs
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