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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Category 1 – Extreme Risk: North Kivu province (except Goma); Ituri district (Orientale province) except Bunia; central and northern Katanga (Mitwaba, Pweto, Manono, Malemba-Nkulu and Kalemie areas)

Category 2 – High Risk: All other areas of DRC

Category 3 – Medium Risk: Kinshasa; south of Katanga province (Kolwezi district, south of Haut-Katanga district including Lubumbashi); Bas-Congo province

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 - Democratic Republic of Congo Country Profile
Reuters - Democratic Republic of Congo
CNN - Democratic Republic of Congo
NPR - Africa
NY Times - Democratic Republic of Congo
The Washington Post - Africa
The Huffington Post - Democratic Republic of Congo
MSNBC - Africa
The Economist - Africa

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.