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Papua New Guinea

Category 2 – High Risk: Entire country of Papua New Guinea

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 - Papua New Guinea Country Profile
CNN - Asia
NPR - Asia
NY Times - Asia Pacific
The Washington Post - Asia Pacific
MSNBC - Asia Pacific
The Economist - Asia

Links to Local/National News Sources

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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.