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Category 2 – High Risk: Guatemala City; Chiquimula, Petén, Zacapa and Izabal departments

Category 4 – Variable Risk: All other areas of Guatemala (Category 4 does not apply to faculty/staff travel. Students only.)

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:

*Note:  All travel to Casa Herrera is approved for the 2015 calendar year. UT travelers participating in official Casa Hererra programs or activities are not required to seek individual travel approval from the IOC.

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Links to International News Sources

BBC - Guatemala Country Profile
Reuters - Mexico and Guatemala
CNN - Guatemala
NPR - Latin America
NY Times - Guatemala
The Washington Post - Americas
The Huffington Post - Guatemala
MSNBC - Mexico and Guatemala
The Economist - Guatemala

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.