Coronavirus update

Implications of the Coronavirus on the IPA

The entire world has been affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,  and many countries and governments across the world are enforcing strict measures and regulations in order to moderate the spread of the virus. This has led to lockdowns, national borders being closed, bans on travelling, gatherings being prohibited, and much more, across the world.

Unfortunately, due to the above, some of our upcoming events in the IPA have been either postponed or cancelled, and a few of our IPA houses have been temporarily closed. We expect the number of cancelled events to rise in the near future, and this page will be updated on a regular basis with a list of cancelled events and closed houses.

Cancelled/postponed events:

IPA UK - COPS 2020 (26-31 May 2020 - POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2020), Region 3 Long Friendship Weekend (3-6 September 2020 - CANCELLED), Region 7 Friendship Week (13-20 September 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021), Region 1 Friendship Week (8-15 August 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021), Region 2 Friendship Week (1-8 August 2020 - CANCELLED)

IPA Japan - Friendship Week (7-14 April 2020 - POSTPONED TO MARCH 2021)

IPA Germany - VII Friendship Meeting Selm Bork (24 July-2 August 2020 - CANCELLED)

IPA Ireland - Aran 2020 (2020 - CANCELLED)

IPA Kenya - Friendship Week (7-13 June 2020 - POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 2020)

IPA Austria - XX National Congress + 60 Year Anniversary (14-17 May 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021) 

IPA Spain - Grand IPA Tour (Barcelona to Paris) (11-24 May 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021), Tour of Gambia 2020 (5-12 December 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021)

IPA Austria - Wanderwoche Hiking Week (13-20 June 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021)

IPA Belgium - IPA Charleroi 45th Anniversary (30 August - 7 September 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021)

IPA Italy - 10th Motorcycle Rally "Fiemme and Fassa" (11-14 June 2020 - POSTPONED TO 2021)

IPA France - Collectors' Meeting Lyon (14 June 2020 - POSTPONED TO 13 SEPTEMBER 2020)

IPA Houses:

IPA Greece - Athens, Thessaloniki, Nympheon, and Chania houses all closed from 3 April

IPA Luxembourg - Lëtzebuerg house closed (existing bookings are not affected)

IPA Ireland - No longer taking bookings for their 5 houses

IPA South Africa - No longer taking bookings for their 4 houses

IPA Finland - Ylläs /Lapland House closed

IPA Belgium - 'Martin Beck' house in Antwerp closed until 19 April 2020 (existing bookings are not affected)

IPA Australia - All houses closed until further notice (existing bookings will be refunded in full, or credit given)