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Philippines

Category 2 – High Risk: Areas of insurgency, especially Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago

Category 3 - Medium Risk: All other areas of Philippines

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 - Philippines Country Profile
Reuters - World
CNN - Philippines
NPR - Asia
NY Times - Philippines
The Washington Post - Asia
The Huffington Post - Philippines
MSNBC - Philippines
The Economist - Philippines

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.