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UT Austin International Office Global Risk and Safety

Saudi Arabia

Category 2 - High Risk: Iraq border areas; Yemen border areas

Category 3 – Medium Risk: All other areas of Saudi Arabia

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 - Saudi Arabia Country Profile
Reuters - World
CNN - Saudi Arabia
NPR - Middle East
NY Times - Saudi Arabia
The Washington Post - Middle East
The Huffington Post - Saudi Arabia
MSNBC - Saudi Arabia
The Economist - Saudi Arabia
Al-Jazeera - Middle East

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.