From time to time travel conditions in the countries we operate in can and do change. The safety and well being of our clients and staff is always of paramount importance to us and there are times when we are called upon to consider either cancelling trips or making changes to our itineraries to avoid problem areas.

  • Peregrine makes these decisions based on information obtained from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) travel advisory and our own Local Operators, who are able to provide us with up to the minute information on the mood and feel within Country. Other important sources of information we consider include travel advisories from other foreign government websites including:
  • Britain
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United States
  • World Health Organisation
     
  • Peregrine will not operate tours when the Australian Government travel advisory reaches level 4 ‘Do Not Travel’.
  • Where possible and safe to do so, Peregrine will reroute itineraries to avoid the areas concerned and additional costs may be incurred.
  • Decisions to cancel or re-route upcoming tours are made on a rolling basis, as situations and DFAT advice can change at any time.  Where the advice is temporarily at ‘Do Not Travel’, we will review the status of our tours approximately 2 weeks prior to departure.

Current updates

On Sunday 19 May 2019 at 3.00pm local time a roadside device detonated and struck a tourist bus in the Giza region near Cairo. Sixteen people have been reported as injured in the incident.

All of our group, leaders, and local staff are safe. All itineraries in Egypt will continue to run as scheduled.

Any minor changes to itineraries will be managed on the ground by our operations team based on the advice of local authorities and will be communicated through your group leader.

Our local office is constantly monitoring local Ministry of Tourism updates and has regional advisors to keep them abreast on events. We will continue to monitor the situation through our local operations team in Cairo along with government foreign travel advisories.

If you have any questions, please contact your booking agent.

On 21 April 2019 a series of bomb attacks took place in central Colombo, the northern Colombo suburb of Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa resulting in around 300 casualties and 500 injured. All our travellers and leaders who were travelling with us on trips in Sri Lanka at this time were safe and accounted for, as were our office staff in Colombo. 

The safety of our travellers in the country is first priority and we are continuing to closely monitor foreign travel advisories for the latest travel advice as well as the advice of local authorities. Following the attacks, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade travel advice was upgraded a level to “Reconsider your need to travel”. This level advises travellers to take additional safety precautions and have contingency plans in place.

Given this level of advice, the strong security presence and increased monitoring of movement within the country, we are continuing to run trips in Sri Lanka. Our local operations team are following the advice of local authorities and all trips in country are continuing to run with increased safety precautions and minor itinerary changes. We are in regular communication with our local operations team in Sri Lanka and will keep all travellers as updated as possible with any changes to trips through their group leaders on the ground. 

UPCOMING TRIPS - from 19th May

Minor changes will continue for all trips. The Essential Trip Information for all trips beginning from 19th May have been updated on our website with any changes. 

Travellers who booked before the attacks have the option of changing to a later date of departure to Sri Lanka, or to another destination with us without any change fees. Please contact your booking agent as soon as possible should you wish to cancel. If there are costs incurred as a result of changes or cancellation, please contact us for an insurance letter to assist with your travel insurance claim.

Flash floods have caused havoc across Iran and in particular, Shiraz. Sadly there have been many injuries and more than a dozen casualties.

We have the following trip on the ground at the moment and all travellers and crew are safe and sound.
 

PGAP190319 - Now in Shiraz ( Day 8 )

Most of the water resided quickly, and fortunately our group was unaffected aside from some heavy rain.

All future departures will run as scheduled and we will continue to monitor the situation closely via our local operations team, and government advice.
If you have any questions please contact your booking agent.

Following a terrorist attack in Kashmir on 14 February, India's military response on 26 February and reports of air force incidents over border areas of the disputed region of Kashmir, there is increased tension in the region. There are reports of suspended and/or cancelled flights for some airports in North India. Airport operations and flight schedules may change at short notice. Peregrine does not operate any trips in the disputed areas of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. There is no impact on Peregrine trips in India at this time. 

On 15 January 2019 there was a terrorist attack at DusitD2 hotel complex in Westlands Nairobi.

All of our groups, leaders, and local staff are safe. All itineraries in Kenya will continue to run as scheduled.

We will continue to monitor the situation through our local team in Nairobi along with government foreign travel advisories.

If you have any questions please contact your booking agent.

On Friday 28 December 2018 a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus in the Giza region near Cairo. At least 3 people have been killed, and a further 11 injured in the incident.

All of our group, leaders, and local staff are safe. All itineraries in Egypt will continue to run as scheduled.
Any minor changes to itineraries will be managed on the ground by our operations team based on the advice of local authorities and will be communicated through your group leader.

Our local office is constantly monitoring local Ministry of Tourism updates and has regional advisors to keep them abreast on events. We will continue to monitor the situation through our local operations team in Cairo along with government foreign travel advisories.

If you have any questions please contact your booking agent.