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Burkina Faso

Category 2 – High Risk: Oudalan, Soum and Loroum provinces

Category 4 – Variable Risk: All other areas of Burkina Faso

The risk ratings above are in accordance with the UT Restricted Regions List. If you are traveling to this location, please refer to the guidelines for Requesting Travel Authorization to Restricted Regions.

Before beginning the request process, we encourage you to visit the following websites to gain a better understanding of the risks associated with travel to this country:

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    Links to International News Sources

    BBC - Burkina Faso Country Profile
    Reuters - Burkina Faso
    CNN - Burkina Faso
    NPR - Africa
    NY Times - Burkina Faso
    The Washington Post - Burkina Faso
    The Huffington Post - Africa
    MSNBC - Burkina Faso
    The Economist - Africa

    Links to Local/National News Sources

    Sidwaya
    L'Observateur Paalga
    Le Pays
    Agence d'Information du Burkina

    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.