Overview of Risks
While the presence of security forces on the street has diminished since the redeployment of Bahrain Defense Force personnel and lifting of the State of National Safety on June 1, 2011, the potential for spontaneous civil and political unrest continues. Anti-government demonstrations have continued in many parts of the country. Spontaneous demonstrations occur in some neighborhoods, particularly at night and on weekends, and often result in violent clashes between security forces and demonstrators. Travel in and around Bahrain could become dangerous without advance warning. Additionally, there is a risk of terrorism throughout the Arabian Peninsula.
The U.S. Embassy restricts its employees from traveling to specific areas of Bahrain.
Updated: 15 November, 2011
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|High Risk - Entire country of Bahrain|
Links to International News Sources
BBC - Bahrain Country Profile
Reuters - Bahrain
CNN - Bahrain
NPR - Middle East
NY Times - Bahrain
The Washington Post - Middle East
The Huffington Post - Bahrain
MSNBC - Bahrain
The Economist - Bahrain
Al-Jazeera - Middle East
Links to Local/National News Sources
The well-being of UT students, faculty, and staff is the primary concern of the UT-Austin International Oversight Committee. We realize that some areas of the world present heightened health, safety, and security risks, and so the resources above are provided to help UT travelers make informed decisions regarding their international travel.