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. 

Read Intrepid’s Safety Policy

Current travel alerts

Peru continues to experience ongoing civil unrest following the change of government in December 2022. Due to the present volatility we are currently not able to safely operate tours in Peru and have cancelled all departures up to and including 28th February 2023. We will continue to monitor events closely and will inform affected customers of any further changes to their upcoming travels as required.

The political and security situation in Ethiopia remains uncertain following ongoing civil unrest. Government travel advisories from our key source markets advise ‘Do Not Travel’ to many of the areas visited on our itinerary, and ‘reconsider your need to travel/essential travel only’ for the country as a whole. We have been monitoring the situation in Ethiopia, and unfortunately there has been little improvement.

As a result of the above and with the safety of our travellers and staff in mind we have made the decision to cancel all Ethiopia departures up to September 2023. Customers are in the process of being notified.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation with our on-ground team and make a decision about remaining departures in 2023 around 5 months prior to departure.

Our thoughts and hearts are with the people in Ukraine, including our own team members, tour leaders and their families, who have been deeply impacted by this senseless war and invasion of Ukraine. The Intrepid Foundation has launched an emergency appeal in partnership with Australian Red Cross to provide support (food, water, shelter & medicine) within Ukraine and assistance for displaced people in surrounding counties. The appeal has raised over $100,000, and we ask that you please consider giving at The Intrepid Foundation Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Intrepid is not currently operating any tours that visit Ukraine or Russia and tours in these countries have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. 

Intrepid condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Russian government’s aggression towards Ukraine and its people.

Any future decisions to resume operations in Russia will be based not only on the safety of our travelers and the communities we visit, but the stability of Europe and a clear path to peace for all innocent and oppressed people who have fallen victim to this violence.

We hope for a peaceful path out of this crisis soon and are continuing to monitor the situation closely.

Please check back here for further updates as they become available.

Government advisories in the USA, Australia, UK and Canada continue to recommend against travel to Iran, based on safety concerns. 

The safety of our travellers is of paramount importance and based on this advice and consultation with our local on-ground team, we are not currently operating departures in Iran.

We continue to closely monitor the situation with our on-ground team and will communicate with customers booked on departures in 2023 in the New Year.

Intrepid Travel strongly condemns the ongoing violence and human rights abuses in Myanmar.

We halted all trips in Myanmar in 2020 and are currently not operating in the country.

Any future decisions to resume operations in Myanmar will be based on the safety of travellers, staff and local communities.

Before travelling internationally, it is important that you check your government’s foreign travel advice website. You must check, understand and be able to meet all the travel requirements, including:  

  • Whether your government permits travel to the destination/s you're travelling to 
  • Entry requirements in the destination/s you’re visiting (ie. Is proof of vaccination, quarantine, self-isolation or COVID testing required?) 
  • Requirements for returning to your home country from the destination (ie. Is proof of vaccination, quarantine, self-isolation or COVID testing required?) 
  • What travel insurance is available for travel to your destination/s 
  • Whether transiting through other destinations affects any of the above  

For more information about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policies, read our Health & Safety Guidelines and COVID-19 FAQs.

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

Entry, health and visa requirements

Get the latest information on travel documents and visa requirements, plus local government COVID-19 vaccination and quarantine policies around the world.

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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. 

Get in touch

If you have any concerns, you can contact our support team online or over the phone.

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Everything you need to know about our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures, so you can travel with confidence.

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