The safety of our passengers, leaders and operators is a major priority of Intrepid.

Read Intrepid’s Safety Policy

With this in mind, we monitor world events very closely. Intrepid makes operations decisions based on informed advice from a number of sources.

1. The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT)

For any Intrepid-operated trip, if DFAT’s advisory is at ‘Do Not Travel’ then Intrepid will either cancel the trip or reroute the itinerary to avoid the areas concerned.

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2. Staff on the ground

With over 400 leaders on the ground in operational destinations and subsidiary companies in our main hub cities, Intrepid has access to an up-to-the-minute flow of information regarding the mood and feeling within the countries we work in. We are also in regular contact with the various operators we use. Their in-depth knowledge and understanding of their various areas is vital.

3. Other government travel advisories

Most countries’ governments provide their own travel advice. See below for links to some of the larger ones:

Current updates

On 7 June, simultaneous terrorist attacks at the Iranian Majlis (parliament) in central Tehran and at Imam Khomeini's Shrine on the southern outskirts of Tehran.

All of our groups and local staff are safe and accounted for.

We are in constant contact with our local operator, and do not believe this will affect the running of our trip. However, should there be any further incidents on the ground, or any change of advice from DFAT and/or our local operator we will notify passengers of any changes to the scheduled itinerary as required.

There have been two bomb blasts on 24th May at approximately 9pm local time at Kampung Melayu bus terminal in Jakarta.

We currently have no groups in the Jakarta, and itineraries do not visit this part of the city. All staff members are safe.

All trips will continue to run as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the situation through our local contacts and government foreign travel advisories. If you have any questions please contact your booking agent.

There was a bomb attack on 22 May 2017, at Phramongkutlao Hospital in Bangkok.

All travellers, leaders and staff members are safe and accounted for. The hospital is located in an area that is well away from hotels that our travellers stay in.

The Phramongkutlao Hospital was targeted on the anniversary of the Thai Military Coup and is a Thai Military Hospital.

All trips will continue to run as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the situation through our local operations team based in Bangkok along with government foreign travel advisories. If you have any questions please contact your booking agent.

There were recent granade attacks in Gondar & Bahir Dar. We currently have no groups in the area.

We will continue to monitor the situation through our ground operations team based in Addis Ababa along with government foreign travel advisories. If you have any questions please contact your booking agent.

ELECTRONICS BAN ON FLIGHTS

The US and UK governments have announced enhanced security procedures for passengers travelling from or through some airports in Europe, Middle East & Northern Africa. The enhancement in security will require that electronic devices larger than a standard sized smart phone be placed in checked baggage and not in carry-on luggage. For further information, please contact your airline.