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Guidelines for International Travel to Countries under warning advisories

New AlertRequirements for Travel to Restricted Countries. Effective April 22, 2010, The University of Texas System announced a suspension of programs and travel to restricted countries. When planning international travel, each traveler must consult the U.S. Department of State's list of travel warnings to see if warnings apply to the travel destination. If the country is currently under a Travel Warning, and the traveler still wishes to proceed, the traveler must apply for exemption from restrictions, register for International SOS, and complete a travel waiver. [ read more ]

U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings.Travel Warnings are issued to describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff. Countries meeting this criteria are listed below in date order. Details of all travel warnings are also available at


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