List of Restricted Regions

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The following locations are Restricted Regions. No student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a location on the Restricted Regions List.

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Country
Risk Ratings and Other Information

Afghanistan*

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Algeria

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Angola

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Antigua and Barbuda

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Armenia

Category 2– High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4– Variable Risk

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Azerbaijan

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Bangladesh

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4– Variable Risk

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Brazil

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Burkina Faso

Category 2 – High Risk

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Burma

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Burundi

Category 2 – High Risk

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Cameroon

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Central African Republic

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Chad

Category 2 – High Risk

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Colombia

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Congo, Republic of

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Costa Rica

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Cote D'Ivoire

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Cuba

Category 2 – High Risk

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

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Ecuador

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Egypt

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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El Salvador

Category 2 – High Risk

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Eritrea

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Ethiopia

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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French West Indies

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Georgia

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Guatemala

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Guinea-Bissau

Category 2 – High Risk

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Haiti

Category 2 – High Risk

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Honduras

Category 2 – High Risk

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India

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Indonesia

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Iran*

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Iraq*

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Israel

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Jamaica

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Jordan

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Kenya

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Kosovo

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Kuwait

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Kyrgyzstan

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Laos

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Lebanon

Category 2 – High Risk

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Libya

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Madagascar

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Mali

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Mauritania

Category 2 – High Risk

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Mexico

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Mozambique

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Nepal

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Nicaragua

Category 2 – High Risk

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Niger

Category 2 – High Risk

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Nigeria

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

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North Korea*

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Oman

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Pakistan

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

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Panama

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Papua New Guinea

Category 2 – High Risk

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Peru

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Philippines

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Russia

Category 2 – High Risk

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Rwanda

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Saudi Arabia

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Somalia

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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South Africa

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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South Sudan

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Sudan

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 2 – High Risk

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Syria

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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Tajikistan

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Thailand

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Trinidad and Tobago

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Tunisia

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Turkey

Category 2 – High Risk

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Turkmenistan

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Uganda

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Ukraine

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

Category 3 – Medium Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Uzbekistan

Category 2 – High Risk

Category 4 – Variable Risk

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Venezuela

Category 2 – High Risk

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Yemen

Category 1 – Extreme Risk

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*These countries are not covered by UT’s International SOS policy. Travelers must contact IOC@austin.utexas.edu to find out how to ensure that adequate emergency assistance coverage is available.