At Intrepid, the safety of our travellers, leaders and operators is a major priority. 

Since our very first days as a tour operator, travelling responsibly and safely has been at the heart of everything we do. With this in mind, we monitor world events very closely. Intrepid makes operational decisions based on informed advice from a number of sources. 

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Current travel alerts

Noumea International Airport is currently closed following industrial action and civil unrest ahead of a vote on constitutional amendment. We currently have no groups in New Caledonia. Due to the uncertainty of when flights will resume and the ongoing unrest in Noumea we have cancelled New Caledonia Adventure (TESN240519) and are in the process of contacting affected customers. We will continue monitoring the situation and advise of any changes to future departures to New Caledonia. 

Last week the national carrier, Air Vanuatu, entered voluntary liquidation which has disrupted their international flights to and from Vanuatu. Travellers who are affected by these cancellations should contact the airline, your flight booking agent or insurance company about rescheduling flights. Alternative carriers to Vanuatu include Virgin, Fiji Airways and Air Cailin.

Initial information from the Air Vanuatu and the Vanuatu Tourism Office was that domestic flights would be prioritised. We have received an update today from our local operator that the liquidators are no longer prioritising the restoration of domestic services and the domestic fleet is likely to stay grounded all this week. As a result we have cancelled the TESL240511 Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival and are in the process of informing affected customers.

We are anticipating an update on Air Vanuatu domestic flight operations next week and will provide further updates on all June departures to Vanuatu at that time.


Large demonstrations related to the proposed “On Transparency of Foreign Influence” law are expected to continue over the coming days in the area around the Parliament building on Shota Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi. Recent demonstrations have seen confrontations and violence between attendees and law enforcement officials. The next reading of this law is scheduled for 14 May 2024.

Our trips in Georgia are continuing as scheduled with no changes to activities itineraries. Our accommodation in Tbilisi is located away from the Parliament and groups will continue to avoid the protest zone. Foreign travel advice levels remain unchanged.

Significant traffic disruptions in and around Tbilisi may be expected leading up to and during demonstrations. Customers travelling independently in Georgia before or after their Intrepid tour are advised to monitor the media and avoid all public protests and demonstrations.

Heavy rainfall in East Africa has caused significant flooding and landslides, particularly in Kenya. All Intrepid customers and staff are safe and accounted for. All Intrepid tours are continuing to operate as scheduled, with our local staff in Kenya continuing to closely monitor the situation.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Taiwan on 3 April 2024, resulting in some damage to infrastructure, particularly in Hualien County, including Taroko Gorge, in the east of the country. All Intrepid travellers who were in the country at the time are safe and accounted for. Rescue and reconstruction efforts continue in Hualien and Taroko Gorge is closed until further notice. The following departures will operate as scheduled on an amended itinerary, with the 2 nights in Hualien replaced with an additional night each in Yilan and Puli:


Further aftershocks continue to be experienced around Hualien, including one of 6.1 on 23 April 2024. Our groups currently in Taiwan are unaffected and continuing their travels as planned.

Travel advisories

Intrepid follows government travel advisories from our key traveller markets when making decisions about operating trips in destinations. As the advice may differ depending on your location, it is important to consult your own local foreign travel advisory when considering if travel to a destination is permitted or appropriate for you.

Australia: Smartraveller
Canada: Travel Advice and Advisories
New Zealand: SafeTravel
United Kingdom: Foreign Travel Advice
United States: US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

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How we monitor safety on our trips

We constantly monitor global issues, ensuring we have an in-depth understanding of the areas we visit. With multiple operational offices around the world in a variety of destinations, Intrepid has access to real-time safety updates and information within the countries we travel to. These staff are available to provide support to travellers on the ground if required. 

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