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.

The COVID-19 Travel Barometer tells you how easy international travel is
At the moment, more and more countries close their borders again while few other countries are still open for tourism.Therefore, our JoinMyTrip plane slowly moves into the red.
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 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.
31 March 2021
Starting tomorrow (April 1), you have to wear a face mask on every beach in Spain. This also applies even if the distance to another person is bigger than 1,50 meters. This regulation will be applied until the pandemic is declared over by the government.
30 March 2021
Two weeks ago we told you about this Green Passport from the European commission. It is planned to activate this project on June 1.
29 March 2021
Nepal allows travelers to enter without quarantining now. You only need to be vaccinated or carry a negative PCR test. Be prepared to get tested at the airport in Kathmandu though.
26 March 2021
The city of Venice in Italy announced that cruise ships will now dock in the industrial harbor and no longer close to the Piazza San Marco in the old town district. This is because the fundaments of the old buildings were getting destroyed by the big ships. Until a new cruise terminal is built, ships will go into said harbor.
25 March 2021
Belgium tightens their travel restrictions once again. For the next 4 weeks entries and departures are prohibited.
24 March 2021
Greece extends the quarantine requirements until April 5 which means if you want to enter the country until this date you have to quarantine for 7 days.
23 March 2021
Starting in August small cruise ships with max. 300 people are allowed to call into the harbors of the Seychelles. From March 25, international tourists are allowed to enter without quarantining - you just need a negative PCR test.
22 March 2021
If you want to travel to Peru, you don't need to quarantine after arriving anymore. You'll only need a negative PCR test and you'll have to take another test when arriving at the airport.
19 March 2021
The Philippines have a travel ban for all foreigners from March 20 to April 19. That means you can't enter the country during this period.
18 March 2021
The European Commission wants to force the member states to initiate a program for a vaccine passport under the label of a "digital green certificate". This program will start in summer 2021 and will not just show the vaccination status but also taken PCR tests and anti bodies in the blood of the passport holder.
17 March 2021
Dubai attracts tourists with a high vaccination rate and only a few restrictions.
16 March 2021
Speaking of Turkey: the Turkish government and the British goverment are working on a plan to make the country at the Bosporus safer for traveling. For example, employees in the tourism sector are getting vaccinated.
15 March 2021
The Turkish government now demands you to bring an online document that states your health which can't be older than 72 hours.
12 March 2021
The Australian government wants to support the local tourist businesses by giving away 800 k flight tickets with big discounts. This only counts for Australians at the moment as foreigners are not allowed to enter.
11 March 2021
Greece wants to increase the tourism starting in May. This is dependent on how the epidemic situation will develop until then.
10 March 2021
The Netherlands extend their lockdown until end of March.
09 March 2021
Belgium continues the travel ban they have in place until April 18.
08 March 2021
Even though the infection rate is below 50 on the Balearic Islands, the German government still sees this region as a risk and warns against traveling there.
07 March 2021
According to the German government, Greece is now a risk region while Sweden becomes a high risk country. The USA shifts from being high risk to risk.
05 March 2021
The Seychelles announced that from March 25 you can enter the country without a quarantine or being vaccinated. You'll only need a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hrs and was done before the flight.
04 March 2021
The Dominican Republic requires an e-ticket upon entering starting April 1. You have to state general information, your passport number, home address, your whereabouts in the island state, customs information and give a health declaration.
03 March 2021
The borders in and around Italy will remain closed until April 6. This is because of the growing threat of the virus mutation from the UK.
02 March 2021
After a month-long closure to reduce the risk of Covid 19, from March between ten and fifty percent of the usual number of visitors are allowed in protected natural areas, For Machu Picchu, the limit is 897 people daily. Tickets must be reserved digitally.
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.
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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