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Somalia

Category 1 – Extreme Risk: All other areas of Somalia

Category 2 – High Risk: North-western regions of Somaliland

Category 3 - Medium Risk: Hargeisa

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 - Somalia Country Profile
Reuters - Somalia
CNN - Somalia
NPR - Africa
NY Times - Somalia
The Washington Post - Africa
The Huffington Post - Somalia
MSNBC - Somalia
The Economist - Africa

Links to Local/National News Sources

Somalia News - Somalia
Somaliland Times - Somalia
Inside World - Somalia
All Africa - Somalia

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.