Restricted Regions List

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Category 1: Area of extreme risk
Category 2: Area of high risk
Category 3: Area of moderate risk

Afghanistan
Category 1: Other Areas of Afghanistan
Category 2: Badakhshan, Bamian, Daykundi, Ghor, Jowzjan, Panjshir, Samangan, Saripul and Takhar provinces
Category 3:

Algeria
Category 1:
Category 2: Other Areas of Algeria
Category 3: Main urban centres (Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Mostaganem, Tlemcen, Annaba, Skikda, Setif); oil and gas producing areas in Adrar, Tamanrasset, Illizi, Ouargla and Ghardaia provinces

Angola
Category 1:
Category 2: North-east of Cabinda exclave
Category 3:

Azerbaijan
Category 1:
Category 2: Armenian border areas and Nagorno-Karabakh
Category 3:

Bangladesh
Category 1:
Category 2: Chittagong Hill Tracts; Dhaka
Category 3:

Brazil
Category 1:
Category 2: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo
Category 3:

Burkina Faso
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: Entire country of Burkina Faso

Burma/Myanmar
Category 1: 
Category 2: Chinese, Thai and Bangladeshi border areas
Category 3:

Burundi
Category 1: 
Category 2: The provinces of Cibitoke, Bujumbura Rural, and Bubanza
Category 3: All other areas of Burundi

Cameroon 
Category 1: 
Category 2: Extreme north; Bakassi peninsula
Category 3:

Central African Republic
Category 1: 
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:

Chad
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country 
Category 3:

Colombia
Category 1:
Category 2: Remote rural areas; border areas with Venezuela, Ecuador
Category 3: All other areas of Colombia 

Congo
Category 1:
Category 2: Pool region
Category 3:

Cote d'Ivoire
Category 1: 
Category 2: West (Moyen-Cavally, Dix-Huit Montagnes, north-west of Bas-Sassandra) and north (Bafing, Worodougou, Vallée du Bandama, Zanzan, Savanes, Denguélé)
Category 3: All other areas of Cote d'Ivoire

Cuba 
Cuba is not a Restricted Region, however all employees and students wishing to engage in professional or academic activities in Cuba should work directly with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to secure the necessary documentation for travel.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Category 1: Provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, Orientale, Katanga, Equateur, and Maniema
Category 2: All other areas of DRC
Category 3:

Ecuador
Category 1:
Category 2: Colombian border areas
Category 3:

Egypt
Category 1:
Category 2: North Sinai
Category 3: All other areas of Egypt

El Salvador
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: Entire country

Eritrea
Category 1: 
Category 2: Border regions with Ethiopia, Sudan, and Djibouti (all areas outside Asmara)
Category 3: The capital city of Asmara

Ethiopia
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country of Ethiopia
Category 3:

Guatemala
Category 1:
Category 2: Peten Department and Guatemala City
Category 3: All other areas of Guatemala

Guinea
Category 1:
Category 2: 
Category 3: Entire country

Haiti
Category 1: 
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:

Honduras
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:

Iran
Category 1: Sistan-e-Baluchistan Province
Category 2: All other areas of Iran
Category 3:

Iraq
Category 1: Entire country of Iraq
Category 2:
Category 3:

Israel
Category 1: The Gaza Strip
Category 2: The West Bank
Category 3: State of Israel

Kenya
Category 1: Border regions with Somalia in Northeastern Province
Category 2: All other areas of Kenya, including Nairobi
Category 3:

Lebanon
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:

Liberia
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:

Libya
Category 1: Entire country of
Category 2:
Category 3:

Mali
Category 1: Entire country of Mali
Category 2:
Category 3:

Mauritania
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country of Mauritania
Category 3:

Mexico
Category 1: Ciudad Juarez
Category 2: Entire states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Nayarit, and San Luis Potosi. Also, the cities of Durango and Gomez Palacio (Durango State), Fresnillo (Zacatecas State), Monterrey (Nuevo Leon State) and Colotlan and Yahualica (Jalisco State)
Category 3: All other areas of Mexico

Nepal
Category 1:
Category 2: Southern Terai region on border with India, including Janakpur, Biratnagar, and Birgunj
Category 3: All other areas of Nepal

Niger
Category 1: All areas outside of Niamey
Category 2: The capital city of Niamey
Category 3:

Nigeria
Category 1: Niger Delta states of Akwa, Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Abia, Edo, Imo, Plateau, Bauchi, and Borno. Also, the city of Lagos.
Category 2: All other areas of Nigeria
Category 3:

North Korea
Category 1: 
Category 2:
Category 3: Entire country

Pakistan
Category 1: Entire country of Pakistan
Category 2:
Category 3:

Papua New Guinea
Category 1:
Category 2: All areas of Papua New Guinea
Category 3:

Philippines
Category 1:
Category 2: The southern islands of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago
Category 3: All other areas of Philippines

Russia
Category 1: The North Caucasus republic of Dagestan and border area within 25 km of Ukraine
Category 2: The North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachaevo-Cherkessia and North Ossetia
Category 3: All other areas of Russia

Saudi Arabia
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country of Saudi Arabia
Category 3:

Somalia
Category 1: Entire country of Somalia
Category 2:
Category 3:

South Sudan
Category 1: Entire country of South Sudan
Category 2:
Category 3:

Sudan
Category 1: Entire country of Sudan
Category 2:
Category 3:

Syria
Category 1: Entire country of Syria
Category 2:
Category 3:

Tunisia
Category 1: Entire country of Tunisia
Category 2:
Category 3:

Ukraine
Category 1: Entire country of Ukraine
Category 2:
Category 3:

Uzbekistan
Category 1:
Category 2: Border areas with Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan
Category 3: All other areas of Uzbekistan

Yemen
Category 1: Entire country of Yemen
Category 2:
Category 3

Contact

James Walters
Assistant Chief of PoliceRisk Management
214-768-1586
jwalters@smu.edu

Niraj Bhagat
Environmental Health & Safety and Information Systems Manager
214-768-3228
nbhagat@smu.edu

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