Safe Travels

If you are planning to travel with us, you’ll likely have some questions about health and safety and the impact COVID-19 may have on our operations.

We are currently operating tours only in destinations where governments have deemed it safe to resume group activities. We’ve also established our own guidelines in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework, as well as encouraging our vendors to do the same.

Our local guides around the world are giving us real-time information in all our destinations, and we will regularly update our tour offerings as new developments come in. Note that in some destinations, only private tours may be available at this time.

We recommend you read the information below and check with both your own government and the destination's government for the latest travel advisories and quarantine requirements.

As a customer, you acknowledge you are choosing to travel at a time where you may be exposed to the COVID-19 virus. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your safety and may require you to follow additional safety protocols before and during your trip.



While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Urban Adventures tour.

However, please be aware of local government requirements, such as regulations in many countries that require people to be vaccinated before engaging in tourist activities such as staying in hotels, eating indoors, and visiting attractions.

General COVID-19 safety

PPE (masks and face coverings)

For the safety of you and other guests, we strongly recommend you bring a mask with you to the tour. Your guide will inform you of the latest government recommendations, and whether a mask is required. Note that some vendors we visit may have their own mask requirements, even if not government-mandated. If this is the case and you do not have a mask with you, we cannot guarantee you will be allowed inside these businesses.

Contact tracing

Our guides may ask to collect your contact information at the start of the tour, for contact tracing purposes only — for example, if we are informed of possible exposure and need to notify you. This data will not be used for any other purposes.

Tour itineraries

Our itineraries and routes may be modified to avoid crowds and public transport. We may need to re-route your itinerary at the last minute if there is unexpected crowding at one of the stops.

Customer symptoms and safe behaviour

If you are showing symptoms on the tour, or if you refuse to follow our health guidelines, your guide will ask you to leave the tour for their safety and the safety of others.

Ongoing monitoring

We will be monitoring customer feedback continuously, to ensure we’re mitigating any risks and keeping our customers, guides and the local community safe. If anyone in the Urban Adventures community has concerns — whether you’re a customer, vendor, guide, or member of the local communities we operate in —we encourage you to escalate these immediately to our leadership team at

Cancellations and booking conditions

All our join-in and "off-the-shelf" private tours have free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to the departure of your tour, so you are financially protected if you are suddenly unwell. You also have the option to reschedule or take a travel credit for the full value.

For custom "Create Your Own" tours, you may cancel up to 48 hours prior to your tour departure for a full refund minus unrecoverable costs. For cancellations within 48 hours of departure, you will receive a travel credit minus unrecoverable costs.

If you booked through a travel agent or travel advisor, including Intrepid Travel, please contact them directly to discuss your options based on their current policy.

Please note that due to a high volume of messages right now, refunds may take up to 5 business days to be processed. Thank you for your patience as we work to ensure all our customers are taken care of.

If you wish to make any changes to your booking, please contact and the local city team, and we will be more than happy to assist.

If we must cancel a tour due to government-issued COVID-19 restrictions, we will notify you immediately and offer 2 options for your booking:

  • Transfer the full amount paid to a gift voucher you may use for any future bookings in any destination, with no expiry date; or
  • Receive a full refund less any unrecoverable costs.

Note that the above conditions apply only to your Intrepid Urban Adventures tour, and do not include visas, vaccinations, travel insurance, or flights.

Travel advisories

Please check with your local travel advisory authority for up-to-date travel warnings and quarantine requirements:

  • Australia: Smart Traveller
  • Canada: Travel Advice and Advisories
  • New Zealand: SafeTravel
  • United Kingdom: Foreign Travel Advice
  • United States: US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

We also recommend you check with your travel insurance provider for their policy regarding COVID-19 travel claims.