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Category 2 – High Risk: Nairobi; Mombasa; Counties of West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Marasabit, Isiolo (north of Isiolo town), Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Lamu; Remote border regions with Somalia, Dadaab

Category 3 – Medium Risk: All other areas of Kenya

*Important Safety Note: The International Oversight Committee (IOC) does not allow travel after dark in Kenya. All authorized UT travelers may travel during DAYTIME hours 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:

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Links to International News Sources

BBC - Kenya Country Profile
Reuters - Kenya
CNN - Kenya
NPR - Africa
NY Times - Kenya
The Washington Post - Africa
The Huffington Post - Kenya
MSNBC - Kenya
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.