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Category 2 – High Risk: Bekaa valley, Akkar, Hasbaya districts; Tripoli

Category 3 – Medium Risk: All other areas of Lebanon

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

An-Nahar - private daily

Al-Safir - private daily

Al-Anwar - private daily

Al-Mustaqbal - pro-Hariri daily

Al-Diyar - private daily

L'Orient-Le Jour - in French

The Daily Star

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.