Category 2 – High Risk: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo metro areas
Category 3 – Medium Risk: Areas within 150km (31 miles) of borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Paraguay; Brasilia's "satellite cities" of Ceilandia, Santa Maria, Sao Sebastiao, Paranoa; Recife's Pina Beach
Category 4 – Variable Risk: All other areas of Brazil (Category 4 does not apply to faculty/staff travel. Students only.)
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:
- International SOS (UT Member ID: 11BSGC000037)
- U.S. Department of State Country Specific Page
- U.S. Embassy in Brazil
- U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro
- U.S. Consulate in Recife
- U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo
- OSAC 2017 Crime & Safety Reports:
Links to International News Sources
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.