Restricted Regions List

Important: No student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a location on the Restricted Regions List below.

View or Download the Current Restricted Regions List (PDF)

Travel to Restricted Regions

You must apply for approval in order to travel to a Restricted Region. Instructions and request forms can be found on the Request Restricted Region Travel Approval page.

To receive safety and security updates from the Global Risk and Safety team, sign up for the GRS listserv (search for "GRS" and subscribe to txglobal-grs-mailinglist@utlists.utexas.edu), or contact us at grs@austin.utexas.edu.

Understand Your Risks

Travel anywhere comes with risk. Be prepared and aware by visiting these links where you can learn more about specific risks associated with your destination:

Governmental Advisories

Many governments issue travel advisories based on perceived health and safety risks for locations across the globe. These advisories are often regional, and address risks pertaining to weather, the local political situation, social unrest, transportation considerations, access to healthcare, and more. Listed below are a few links to government-issued travel advisories (in English):

Risk Rating Legend

High Risk

An international location is considered High Risk and a Restricted Region if any one of the following applies:

On Call International:

  • Level 5 (Critical) risk rating or
  • Level 4 (High Risk) risk rating

U.S. Department of State (USDOS) Travel Advisories:

  • Level 4: (Do Not Travel) travel advisory or
  • Level 3: (Reconsider Travel) travel advisory

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

  • Level 4 (Very High - Avoid All Travel) COVID-19 travel health notice or
  • Level 3 (High - Avoid Non-Essential Travel) travel health notice

UT Austin International Oversight Committee (IOC):

  • Any country or region of country with emerging threats or risk that is deemed concerning to the safety and wellbeing of employees and students.