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Iran

Category 2 – High Risk: Sistan-e Baluchistan

Category 3 – Medium Risk: All other areas of Iran

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:

IMPORTANT: Iran is not covered by UT’s International SOS policy. Travelers must contact IOC@austin.utexas.edu to find out how to ensure that adequate emergency assistance coverage is available.

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Links to International News Sources

BBC - Iran Country Profile
Reuters - Iran
CNN - Iran
NPR - Middle East
NY Times - Iran
The Washington Post - Iran
The Huffington Post - Iran
MSNBC - Iran
The Economist - Iran
Al-Jazeera - Middle East

Links to Local/National News Sources

Iran Daily News
Tehran Times
Tehran City
Iran Focus
Iran News

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.