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Category 1 – Extreme Risk: Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bordering the FATA; Balochistan except for Gwadar and central districts; Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

Category 2 – High Risk: All other areas of Pakistan

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 - Pakistan Country Profile
Reuters - Pakistan
CNN - Pakistan
NPR - Asia
NY Times - Pakistan
The Washington Post - Asia
The Huffington Post - Pakistan
MSNBC - Pakistan
The Economist - Pakistan
Al-Jazeera - Central and South Asia

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.