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International Trade Center hosts delegation from Jamaica and Caribbean

By Doug CohenMiller
Media and Communications Specialist, International Trade Center

The International Trade Center at the UTSA Institute for Economic Development recently welcomed a delegation of business development professionals from Jamaica and the Caribbean to observe...

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UTSA Restricted Regions List

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Category 1 Restriction

Category 2 Restriction

Category 3 Restriction

1

Afghanistan

Entire country of Afghanistan, updated 09/05/2014

2

Algeria

Entire country of Algeria, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 8/13/2014. 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, 10/30/2014. All other areas restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/30/2014.

4

Cameroon

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risk of travel to Cameroon and cautions U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the Far North region of Cameroon. 08/06/2014

5

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, 11/5/2014. U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in CAR despite this warning should review their personal security situation and seriously consider departing.

6

Chad

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Chad and recommends citizens avoid travel to eastern Chad and border regions, all areas restricted due to U.S. Travel Warning, 6/30/2014. U.S. citizens should be particularly vigilant when visiting hotels, restaurants, markets, and easily accessible public areas that expatriates and foreign travelers frequent.

7

Colombia

Entire country, travelers should be cautious due to narco terrorism, as recommended by U.S. Travel Warning, 11/14/2014

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 Orientale in the Democratic Republic of Congo as of 11/25/2014.

9

Djibouti

Entire country of Djibouti restricted, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 11/25/2014.

10

El Salvador

Entire country of Haiti, due to safety, health and security concerns listed in U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 11/21/2014.

11

Eritrea

Entire country restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 09/12/2014. 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. More health information can be found on the CDC's Alerts and Warnings page: Ebola outbreak.

Please see state travel alert for Ebola in parts of West Africa

13

Haiti

Entire country of Haiti, due to safety, health and security concerns listed in U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 12/4/2014.

14

Honduras

Due to safety, health and security concerns listed in U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 06/24/2014.

15

Iraq

Entire country of Iraq restricted, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 8/10/2014

16

Iran

Entire country restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 05/22/2014. U.S. citizens may encounter difficulty when leaving the country.

17

Israel, the West Bank & Gaza Strip

All other areas restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 09/10/2014.

18

Kenya

Entire country of Kenya restricted, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 6/19/2014.

19

Lebanon

Entire country of Lebanon, especially Beirut, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 11/26/2014.

20

Lesotho

Entire country of Lesotho, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 9/30/2014.

21

Liberia

Travelers should use extreme caution in Liberia due to Ebola virus outbreak, per Centers for Disease Control. More health information can be found on the CDC's Alerts and Warnings page: Ebola outbreak.Entire country of Liberia restricted, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 8/07/2014

Please see US State Department travel alert for Ebola in parts of West Africa

22

Libya

07/26/2014 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately

23

Mali

All areas of the country restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning,12/18/2014.
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.

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24

Mauritania

Entire country of Mauritania restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/07/2014.

25

Mexico

According to the most recent U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/10/2014

According to the most recent U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/10/2014,

All other areas also must refer to the most recent U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/10/2014.

26

Mozambique

Entire country of Mozambique, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 9/18/2014.

27

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.

28

Nigeria

According to U.S. State Department Travel Warning as of 8/8/2014.

Please see US State Department travel alert for Ebola in parts of West Africa

29

North Korea

The Department of State strongly recommends against all travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK) 05/20/2014.

30

Pakistan

Entire country of Pakistan restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 8/8/2014.

31

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, 11/20/2014.

U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in the Philippines should review the Department of State's Country Specific Information for the Philippines, from 11/20/2014, which contains additional information about conditions throughout the country.

32

Republic of South Sudan

Entire country of Republic of South Sudan restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 6/12/2014..

33

Saudi Arabia

U.S. State Department Travel Warning of 8/8/2014

34

Sierra Leone

Travelers should use extreme caution in Sierra Leone due to Ebola virus outbreak, per Centers for Disease Control, 08/14/2014. More health information can be found on the CDC's Alerts and Warnings page:Ebola outbreak.

Please see US State Department travel alert for Ebola in parts of West Africa Entire country of Sierra Leone. U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, 8/14/2014

35

Somalia

Entire country of Somalia restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/24/2014. There is NO U.S. EMBASSY or any other formal diplomatic agency open at this time. Travel is highly discouraged.

36

Sudan

Entire country due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 10/30/2014.

37

Syria

Entire country, due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 11/12/2014. 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.

38

Ukraine

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine. In addition, the Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all travel to several regions of Ukraine, including the Crimean Peninsula and eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Lugansk due to the presence of Russian military forces in the Crimean Peninsula and on the eastern border of Ukraine. 8/29/2014.

39

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 12/11/2014

40

Yemen

Entire country of Yemen, all areas restricted due to U.S. State Department Travel Warning, 9/25/2014. 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.