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UT Austin International Office Global Risk and Safety


Category 2 – High Risk: Border areas with Nigeria; North, border areas with Mali

Category 3 – Medium Risk: All other areas of Niger

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.

To request travel authorization from the International Oversight Committee, please visit the Requesting Travel Authorization to Restricted Regions page.

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