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.
Current travel alerts
Intrepid Travel has cancelled a number of our tours operating until 30 June 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For information about Urban Adventures destinations, please see here.
We are continuing to run a limited number of trips for local and regional travel. Click here to see which trips are on sale for these months.
We will update this information regularly as destinations open or close to foreign and domestic travel for our key customer markets.
If you have any questions about upcoming travel, please contact us.
In making the decision to travel, please ensure you have researched the following on your government’s foreign travel advice website:
- Whether your government permits travel to the destination
- What the entry requirements are for you in the destination (ie. is quarantine, self-isolation or COVID testing required)
- What the requirements are for returning to your home country from the destination (ie. is quarantine, self-isolation or COVID testing required)
- What travel insurance is available for travel to this destination
- Whether transiting through other destinations affects any of the above
For more information, including our COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines, see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
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.
Sri Lanka is currently facing an economic crisis. This is resulting in a level of civil unrest, fuel shortages, and intermittent power outages. Some tourist sites may be closed on short notice and the delivery of some services may be impacted. Intrepid trips are operating, with contingency planning in place to ensure a high-quality experience, however customers may encounter disruption during their trip. We encourage customers travelling in Sri Lanka to be flexible and exercise patience.
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.
Canada: Travel Advice and Advisories
New Zealand: SafeTravel
United Kingdom: Foreign Travel Advice
United States: US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs
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.