When you’re travelling with us, there are a few additional COVID-19-related safety precautions you’ll need to agree to. 

Travellers on Polar trips and select adventure cruises will be required to fill out a health questionnaire or provide proof of vaccination prior to embarkation. We also continue to strongly recommend that all travellers on all of our trips get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.   

Monitoring your health

We ask all travellers to continue to monitor their health throughout their travels and report any relevant symptoms to their tour leader. If you display any COVID-19 symptoms or have any health concerns during the trip, we will follow the advice of local health authorities to determine whether medical assistance, isolation or further action is required. Travellers who test positive while taking part in an Intrepid trip will need to leave the group for a minimum of five days and may only rejoin the group if presenting as asymptomatic – our team will assist them in arranging a place to self-isolate and any onward journey. On polar trips aboard the Ocean Endeavour, travellers who test positive must isolate in their cabin for a minimum of five days.

It's possible that the destination country may have different or more strict protocols than your home country regarding COVID-19. This may include hotel or hospital quarantine or quarantine for the group. Please check your destination government's travel advice or contact the closest embassy to find out the details.  

Flexible bookings

We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why, whether you’re unwell or simply change your mind about travelling, when you book with us you have the flexibility** to change your plans – with assurance that you’ll have options to re-book when it suits you.

Learn more about flexible bookings

Frequently asked questions

Intrepid does not require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for most trips. However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. Please note many of our Polar trips still require proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details. 

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully. 

If a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to continue on their trip, they will be required to take additional precautionary measures to prevent transmission, including wearing a mask when in close contact with others.

Intrepid will always follow local COVID-19 regulations and protocols where these are stricter than our own.

Intrepid supports the use of masks as one way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We follow the guidance and requirements of local governments and individual businesses around mask wearing.

Intrepid does not have any specific COVID-19 cancellation conditions. Please refer to our standard Booking Conditions.