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Syria

Category 1 – Extreme Risk: Entire country of Syria

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

Links to Local/National News Sources

Syria News
Syrian Arab News Agency
Syria News Wire
Syria Today
Al-Baath
Al-Thawra ("The Revolution")
Tishrin

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.