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UT Austin International Office Global Risk and Safety

Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza

Category 1 – Extreme Risk: Gaza

Category 3 – Medium Risk: Entire country of Israel, West Bank

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

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.