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UTSA Restricted Regions List
|Country||Category 1 Restriction||Category 2 Restriction||Category 3 Restriction|
|1||Afghanistan||Entire country of Afghanistan, updated 2/20/2014|
|2||Algeria||Entire country of Algeria, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 2/6/2014. There is a high threat of terrorism and kidnappings in Algeria.|
|3||Burundi||The U.S. Embassy continues to caution U.S. citizens that travel outside the capital, Bujumbura, presents significant risks, especially after nightfall. Because Burundi participates in peacekeeping operations in Somalia, the terrorist organization al-Shabaab, based in Somalia, has threatened to conduct terror attacks in Burundi. It may also target U.S. interests in Burundi. The U.S. Embassy restricts travel of its personnel in Burundi. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens not travel on national highways from dusk to dawn. U.S. citizens are also encouraged to avoid traveling within the city of Bujumbura after midnight.All other areas restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 4/3/2014.|
|4||Central African Republic||The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) and recommends that those who remain in CAR depart immediately by taking advantage of existing commercial flights. U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in CAR despite this warning should review their personal security situation and seriously consider departing. The entire Central African Republic is restricted, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 11/14/2013. U.S. Embassy Bangui suspended operations in December 2012.|
|5||Chad||Eastern Chad and border with Sudan, all areas restricted due to U.S. Travel Warning, 10/10/2013. The U.S. Embassy in Chad reviews all proposed travel by official U.S. government personnel to areas outside the capital, N'Djamena, and its immediate surroundings before approving such arrangements.|
|6||Colombia||Entire country, travelers should be cautious due to narco terrorism, as recommended by U.S. Travel Warning, 10/11/2013|
|7||Cote d’Ivoire||Entire country due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 5/16/2013.U.S. citizens who reside in or travel to Cote d'Ivoire should monitor conditions carefully, maintain situational awareness, and pay very close attention to their personal security.|
|8||Democratic Republic of Congo||U.S. State Department Travel Warning recommends you avoid all travel to the city of Goma and the province of North Kivu, and all but essential travel to the province of South Kivu and the Ituri region in the province of Oriental in the Democratic Republic of Congo as of 10/24/2013.|
|9||Egypt||The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Egypt to defer non-essential travel to Egypt at this time due to the continuing possibility of political and social unrest. U.S. Department of State Travel Alert, 3/18/2014.|
|10||El Salvador||Warning of increased crime, including murders of international citizens, to include the entire country. U.S. State Department travel warning, 8/9/2013.|
|11||Eritrea||Entire country restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 11/18/2013. The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens defer all travel to the country. U.S. citizens and dual citizens have been arrested and incarcerated without apparent cause, with no access to U.S. Consular officers.|
|12||Guinea||Travelers should use extreme caution in Guinea due to Ebola virus outbreak, per Centers for Disease Control, 3/27/2014. More health information can be found on the CDC's Alerts and Warnings page: Ebola outbreak.|
|13||Haiti||Entire country of Haiti, due to safety, health and security concerns listed in U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 3/12/2014.|
|14||Honduras||Due to safety, health and security concerns listed in U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 12/24/2013.|
|15||Iraq||Entire country of Iraq, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 3/6/2014|
|16||Iran||Entire country restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 11/21/2013. U.S. citizens may encounter difficulty when leaving the country.|
|17||Israel, the West Bank & Gaza Strip||U.S. visitors are asked to immediately depart the Gaza Strip. Travel to the Gaza Strip is discouraged. The situation is fluid and complicated. Reference U.S. State Department Travel Warning for details. Travel Warning posted, 2/3/2014.||The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution when traveling to the West Bank. During periods of unrest, the Israeli government sometimes closes off access to the West Bank and those areas may be placed under curfew. All persons in areas under curfew should remain indoors to avoid risking arrest or injury. U.S. citizens have been killed, seriously injured, or detained and deported as a result of encounters with Israeli operations in the West Bank.||All other areas restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 2/3/2014.|
|18||Kenya||U.S. citizens in Kenya, and those considering travel to Kenya, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas.Restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 4/4/2014.|
|19||Korea, Democratic Republic (North Korea)||Entire country restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning. 11/19/2013|
|20||Lebanon||Entire country of Lebanon, especially Beirut, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 1/31/2014. The U.S. State Department urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of current safety and security concerns. Lebanese government authorities are not able to guarantee protection for citizens or visitors to the country should violence erupt suddenly. Access to borders, airports, roads, and seaports can be interrupted with little or no warning.|
|21||Liberia||Travelers should use extreme caution in Lofa and Nimba Counties, Liberia due to Ebola virus outbreak, per Centers for Disease Control, 3/27/2014.More health information can be found on the CDC's Alerts and Warnings page: Ebola outbreak. Also check International SOS for more details.|
|22||Libya||The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli and all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid, and southern Libya, including border areas and the regions of Sabha and Kufra. Because of ongoing instability and violence, the Department’s ability to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in these regions of Libya is extremely limited, 12/12/2013.|
|23||Mali||All areas of the country
restricted due to U.S.
Travel Warning, 3/21/2014.
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Mali, given continuing aspirations of terrorists to conduct attacks. We strongly warn against travel to the northern parts of the country and along the border with Mauritania, particularly in areas that are not patrolled and where there is little to no security presence.
|24||Mauritania||Entire country of Mauritania restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 3/12/2014.|
|25||Mexico||According to the most recent U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 1/9/2014you are urged to defer non-essential travel to the following areas and to exercise extreme caution with traveling throughout the northern border region. High-risk regions include
Chihuahua and the cities of Ciudad Juarez and Copper Canyon
Northern Baja California, including Tijuana and Mexicali
Estado de Mexico
San Luis Potosi
|According to the most recent U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 1/9/2014, you are urged to defer non-essential travel to the following areas and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the following cities: Acapulco, Ixtapa, Mazatlan, Taxco and Zihuatenejo||All other areas also must refer to the most recent U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 1/9/2014.
For further reference, see the UT-Austin map of Mexico.
South Baja California (Cabo San Lucas and La Paz), Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Mexico City (within city boundaries only), Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, and Yucatan no advisory is in effect for these areas.
The cities of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallara have no travel advisory in effect within the cities themselves.
|26||Niger||The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger, and urges extreme caution due to increased terrorist attacks and continued kidnapping threats against Westerners in Niger, from updated Travel Warning issued 3/27/2014. There are ongoing electricity and water shortages.|
|27||Nigeria||The State Department continues to recommend against all but essential travel to the following states due to the risk of kidnappings, robberies, and other armed attacks: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Zamfara There is a Nigerian declared state of emergency in several states. The Department also warns against travel to the Gulf of Guinea because of the threat of piracy.according to U.S. State Department Travel Warning as of 1/8/2014.|
|28||Pakistan||Entire country of Pakistan restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 2/5/2014. The Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore, Pakistan. The Department of State ordered this drawdown due to specific threats concerning the U.S. Consulate in Lahore.|
|29||Philippines||U.S. citizens should continue to defer non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and the island of Mindanao, due to the high threat of kidnapping of international travelers and violence linked to insurgency and terrorism there. U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 1/10/2014.||U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in the Philippines should review the Department of State's Country Specific Information for the Philippines, from 1/10/2014, which contains additional information about conditions throughout the country.|
|30||Republic of South Sudan||Entire country due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, recommends that U.S. citizens currently in South Sudan depart immediately. As a result of the deteriorating security situation, the Department of State ordered the departure of most remaining U.S. government personnel from South Sudan on January 3, 2014.1/4/2014.|
|31||Saudi Arabia||U.S. State Department Travel Warning of 2/11/2014 asks that travelers carefully consider their travel plans in the country after an attack on two German Embassy officials in Awamiyah in the Eastern Province. While security is improving, the State Department encourages caution.|
|32||Somalia||Entire country of Somalia restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 2/7/2014. There is NO U.S. EMBASSY or any other formal diplomatic agency open at this time. Travel is highly discouraged.|
|33||Sudan||Entire country due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 4/10/2014.|
|34||Syria||Entire country, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/7/2013. U.S. Embassy is CLOSED. All U.S. citizens in Syria are recommended to depart immediately. No part of Syria is immune from violence at this point.|
|35||Tunisia||The security situation remains unpredictable. U.S. citizens should avoid large crowds and demonstrations as even demonstrations that are intended to be peaceful can become violent. Note the warning for specific cities U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/4/2013.|
|36||Ukraine||The U.S. Department of State warns that citizens should defer travel to Ukraine, particularly the Crimean Peninsula as of 3/21/2014.Russia is taking actions in support of its attempt to annex the Crimean Peninsula and is likely to continue to take further actions in the Crimean Peninsula consistent with its claim. The United States and Ukraine do not recognize this claimed annexation, and the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is constrained in its ability to provide assistance to U.S. citizens visiting or residing in the Crimean Peninsula.|
|37||Venezuela||Violent crime in Venezuela is pervasive, both in the capital, Caracas, and in the interior. Kidnappings are also a serious concern throughout the country. The U.S. State Department recommends extreme caution when traveling in the country, per travel warning 11/22/2013|
|38||Yemen||Entire country of Yemen, all areas restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 1/29/2014. The State Department urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Yemen and those U.S. citizens currently living in Yemen to depart immediately. continued potential for terrorist attacks.|