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Category 2 – High Risk: Somali region and areas bordering Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan

Category 3 – Medium Risk: All other areas of Ethiopia.

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 - Ethiopia Country Profile
CNN - Ethiopia
NPR - Africa
NY Times - Ethiopia
The Washington Post - Africa
The Huffington Post - Ethiopia
MSNBC - Africa
The Economist - Ethiopia
Al-Jazeera - Ethiopia

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.