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Category 2 – High Risk: Cibitoke, Bubanza provinces; Bujumbura Rural province; Bujumbura Mairie province (including the city of Bujumbura)

Category 3 – Medium Risk: All other areas of Burundi

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 –Burundi Country Profile
Reuters - Burundi
CNN - Burundi
NPR - Africa
NY Times - Burundi
The Washington Post - Africa
The Huffington Post - Burundi
MSNBC - Africa
The Economist - Africa
Irin News - Burundi

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.