Restricted Regions List

The following locations are Restricted Regions. No student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a location on the Restricted Regions List. An explanation of the criteria and ratings for Restricted Regions can be found here.

You must apply for approval in order to travel to a Restricted Region. Instructions and request forms can be found here.

View the Past Restricted Regions lists.

Join our IOC Mailing List to receive updates when changes are made to the Restricted Regions List as well as other important health and safety information. For more information, please email grs@austin.utexas.edu.

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

Category 1 - Extreme Risk: All international locations with an ISOS Extreme Risk rating, or a U.S. State Department Travel Advisory Level 4 (Do not travel)
Category 2 - High Risk: All international locations with an ISOS High Risk rating, or a U.S. State Department Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider travel), or a CDC Travel Notice: Warning Level 3
Category 3 - Medium Risk: In a country with an overall U.S. State Department Travel Advisory Level 2 (Exercise increased caution) or Level 1 (Exercise normal precautions) AND a regional ISOS risk rating of Medium or Low, then those regions with a U.S. State Department Travel Advisory recommendation of ‘Do not travel’ or ‘Reconsider travel’ is a UT Austin Category 3 location
Category 4 - Variable Risk: For countries where some, but not all, of the country has a UT Austin Category 1-3 region, the remaining regions are Category 4. (Category 4 does not apply to faculty and staff. Students only.)

Regions List