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.
15 June 2021
UK will not lift its Anti-COVID measures due to the so-called Delta Variant. The infection has been spreading despite the high number of vaccinations in the country. A decision concerning the measures is to be made in July.
14 June 2021
Israel will let vaccinated travelers enter the country from July on. It will be possible to travel to the country as an individual or as part of a group.
11 June 2021
Denmark relaxes COVID restrictions. As of June 11, restaurants and bars will reopen for normal business. However, when entering Denmark, a negative PCR test must still be presented and you must be retested on site.
10 June 2021
The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories. International travel ratings have been lowered for 61 nations to Level 3.
9 June 2021
Morocco is opening up for tourists. From the 15th of June onward travelers are allowed to enter the country again.
8 June 2021
Dominican Republic extends COVID-19 insurance for hotel guests as part of a program to restart tourism in the country. Until the 31st July travelers will be offered insurance.
7 June 2021
Phuket wants to open for tourists on the 1st of July. Until then the government wants to vaccinate 70% of Phuket's inhabitants. Additionally, only vaccinated tourists are allowed to travel to the island without quarantine.
4 June 2021
South East Asia is getting hit hard by the pandemic. Due to low vaccination numbers and mutations the countries Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Philippines are closing down again.
3 June 2021
Emirates to return to Phuket as Thailand is slowly opening up again. From July 2nd Thailand will be opening its tourist hotspot including resorts and hotels.
2 June 2021
Mauritius remains closed until the end of June. Until the 30th of June the island in the Indian Ocean will remain closed, there are no regular flights leaving or coming to Mauritius.
1 June 2021
Ireland will open in mid July for travelers from Europe. From the 19th of July vaccinated, recovered and tested travelers will be allowed to enter the country without quarantine.
31 May 2021
The Dominican Republic has been classified as a 'risk area'. The number of cases has increased drastically and tourists are asked not to travel to the country.
28 May 2021
Several COVID cases at Mount Everest base camp. After the first cases were reported in April, there are now 50-60 active cases among climbers. Travel to Mount Everest should be avoided for the time being.
27 May 2021
Malta has reached herd immunity and is now opening up to tourists from all over the world. 70% of Malta's population have been vaccinated at least once, making the country a safe place to travel to.
26 May 2021
USA will keep borders shut for European travelers. In fall the US wants to open up the borders to Canada, followed by a slow opening for the rest of the world.
25 May 2021
Spain wants to allow vaccinated travelers from all around the world to enter the country beginning on 7th June. Travelers need to a have a valid vaccination certificate to enter the country.
21 May 2021
Foreign Offices and Ministries warn against travels to China. Tourists might be quarantined even though they have been vaccinated or have to undergo invasive medical tests at Chinese hospitals.
20 May 2021
EU wants to ease travel for vaccinated tourists coming into European countries. The recommendations for international travelers are going to be announced by the end of this week.
19 May 2021
Great Britain puts 10 countries on 'Green List', that are safe to travel to from the UK. The countries that are marked safe to travel to are, among others: Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, and Portugal.
18 May 2021
CDC removes mask requirements for vaccinated people in indoor settings. Nevertheless masks need to be worn at airports, on public transport and on planes.
17 May 2021
Singapore's international airport Changi has closed Terminal 1 and 2 for the duration of 14 days due to a Covid Case last week. Please check your flights if you're traveling through Singapore.
14 May 2021
Travelers from risk areas do not need to quarantine in Germany anymore. Furthermore, fully vaccinated and recovered people now have more freedoms.
13 May 2021
The Seychelles are fighting a big Corona wave. Even though almost 70% of the islands inhabitants have already been vaccinated at least once, Covid cases have been spiking due to mutations and choice of vaccine. The Islands in the Indian Ocean remain open for tourists for the time being.
12 May 2021
Austria opens up after a 7 month lockdown. Hotels, Restaurants and Bars are allowed to open again under strict regulations. Quarantine regulations for countries with few Covid cases have been lifted.
11 May 2021
Spain eases Corona restrictions. Nightly curfews on the Canary Islands have been lifted, on the Balearic Islands the restrictions remain in place for the time being
10 May 2021
Australia wants to keep borders closed until mid 2022 due to the COVID19 -Mutations from India and South Africa.
07 May 2021
The cruise ship industry in the USA is hoping for a business restart start of August latest.
06 May 2021
Cruise ships return to the Croatian city Dubrovnik on June 11
05 May 2021
Portugal remains closed for tourists until May 16 which makes it the third extension.
04 May 2021
Starting on Sunday, Poland will open the hotels again with 50% of the capacity. Restaurants and Spas within the hotels remain closed.
03 May 2021
Portugal is starting to ease their travel restrictions and overall restrictions in the country. In addition, the land border with Spain will be reopened on Saturday. However, some districts are excluded from the relaxations. The Algarve is particularly affected.
30 April 2021
France will open their borders for tourists on June 9! From May 19 on, restaurants, museums and other cultural hotspots will open as well.
29 April 2021
Malta plans to open their border for tourists starting June 1! Starting May 10 outside activities, restaurants and open air markets are allowed to open again.
28 April 2021
Tokyo declared the third Corona state of emergency. Now everything in the city is closed again.
27 April 2021
The EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that US citizens who are fully vaccinated against the Corona virus will likely be able to enter the EU in summer 2021.
26 April 2021
Austria is planning to open up for tourists starting May 19! This is of course under strict rules regarding activities, tourist attractions and restaurants.
23 April 2021
The Balearic Islands loosen their restrictions a little bit regarding the curfew and opening hours for restaurants. From Saturday on, the curfew is at 11pm and restaurants are open until 5pm and then again from 8pm to 10:30pm.
22 April 2021
Norway continues to keep the borders for tourists shut until May 12.
21 April 2021
Vaccine tourism is starting to be a thing! You can travel to Russia to get vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine. Also Alaska is planning to offer a vaccination upon arriving just like the Maldives.
20 April 2021
Florence in Italy is following Venice regarding fighting mass tourism and its consequences. Florence announced that the Uffizi Galery which attracts thousands of tourists yearly will be widely spread out through the entire province of Tuscani. This might be a way to lead tourists more to rural areas and not into the crowded city.
19 April 2021
Europeans are still not allowed on the island of Tahiti. First this wasn't clear because Tahiti is under the French authorities and therefore the French rules would apply. But in this case, Tahiti decided on not opening for Europeans on May 1, only US citizens are allowed to travel there.
16 April 2021
Denmark is opening up for tourists! Starting April 21, you can enter the country with a negative PCR test but only if you are a long-term camper, boat owner or vacation home owner.
15 April 2021
Belgium allows tourists again! Starting Monday, you can enter the country again and starting 21 April shops are open again. From 8 May, also outdoor areas of restaurants may open again.
14 April 2021
Israel announced that the country will open on May 23 for all vaccinated tourists. Nevertheless, you'd also need to bring a negative PCR test along with a prove of your covid vaccination.
13 April 2021
Tahiti is planning to open their country for international tourists on May 1. The government is yet to announce how possible quarantining or other restrictions might be handeled then.
09 April 2021
Italy now requires a 5 day quarantine after arriving. Starting from 30 April, all people coming from EU countries have to show a negative PCR test, go into the 5 day quarantine and then have to get another negative test.
08 April 2021
Tourist attractions on Mallorca will open in June. Some of those attractions are: the train from Palma to Sóller, the Palma Aquarium, the caves "Cuevas del Drach" and the Marineland.
06 April 2021
Greece extended the required quarantine upon entering the country until April 19. Until then you have to go into a seven day quarantine and you have to bring a negative PCR test before departure.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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"
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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