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Restricted Regions List

Following federal and local guidelines recommended to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19),  SMU has designated ALL international travel destinations as "restricted regions" until further notice.   For more information, please see SMU - Coronavirus.

Once you have determined the risk level of your destination, click here to begin registering your travel.

Category 1:  Area of extreme risk
Category 2:  Area of high risk
Category 3:  Area of moderate risk
Category 4:  Area of variable risk (Category 4 areas do not apply to faculty and staff - only to student travel)
Afghanistan
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
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Category 4:
Algeria
Category 1:
Category 2: All Other Areas of Algeria
Category 3: Areas near the eastern and southern borders
Category 4: Urban centres in northern provinces; oil- and gas-producing sites in Adrar, Tamanrasset, Illizi, Ouargla and Ghardaia provinces
Angola
Category 1:
Category 2: Northeast of Cabinda exclave
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Angola
Armenia
Category 1:
Category 2: Border with Azerbaijan
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Armenia
Azerbaijan
Category 1:
Category 2: Armenian border areas and Nagorno-Karabakh
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Category 1:
Category 2: Chittagong Hill Tracts; Dhaka
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Bangladesh
Brazil
Category 1:
Category 2: Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo
Category 3: Any areas within 150 km of Brazil’s land borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Paraguay; Brasilia’s “satellite cities” of Ceilandia, Santa Maria, Sao Sebastiao, and Paranoa; Recife’s Pina Beach
Category 4: All Other Areas of Brazil
Burkina Faso
Category 1:
Category 2: Oudalan, Soum and Loroum provinces
Category 3: All Other Areas of Burkina Faso
Category 4:
Burma/Myanmar
Category 1:
Category 2: Insurgency-affected and other border areas (except Indian border); far northern Rakhine state
Category 3: Maungdaw, Rathedaung, and Buthitaung townships in Rakhin State
Category 4: All Other Areas of Burma / Myanmar
Burundi
Category 1:  
Category 2: The provinces of Cibitoke, Bujumbura Rural, Bujumbura Mairie, and Bubanza
Category 3: All Other Areas of Burundi
Category 4:
Cameroon 
Category 1: Areas of Extreme North region bordering Nigeria
Category 2: Bakassi peninsula; Border with Central African Republic; Extreme north; Northwest and Southwest regions
Category 3: North regions and parts of East and Adamawa Regions
Category 4: All Other Areas of Cameroon
Central African Republic
Category 1: Entire Country
Category 2:
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Category 4:
Chad
Category 1:
Category 2: All Other Areas of Chad
Category 3: Ndjamena
Category 4:
China
   Category 1:  
   Category 2:  Entire Country, including Hong Kong and Taiwan
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Colombia
Category 1:
Category 2: Areas affected by guerrilla activity, including border areas with Venezuela, Ecuador; Cali
Category 3: Arauca, Cauca, Chocó, Nariño, and Norte de Santander departments; Antioquia department north of Medellin; Caquetá department; Casanare department; Cesar department outside of Valledupar; Cordoba department outside of Montería; Guainía department; Guaviare department; Meta department; Putumayo department; Valle del Cauca department outside of Palmira area; Vaupes department; Vichada department
Category 4: All Other Areas of Colombia
Congo
Category 1:
Category 2: Pool region; Border Region with DRC
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of the Congo
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:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Cote d'Ivoire
Cuba
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: Entire Country
Category 4:
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Category 1: Ituri province (except Bunia); central and northern Katanga (Mitwaba, Pweto, Manono and Malemba-Nkulu areas); North Kivu province (except Goma and Beni)
Category 2: All Other Areas of DRC
Category 3:
Category 4:
Ecuador
Category 1:
Category 2: Provinces and areas adjacent to Colombian border areas
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Ecuador
Egypt
Category 1:
Category 2: North Sinai
Category 3: The Sinai Peninsula; The Western Desert; Egyptian border areas
Category 4: All Other Areas of Egypt
El Salvador
Catagory 1:
Category 2: Entire Country
Category 3:
Category 4:
Eritrea
Category 1:  
Category 2: Ethiopian, Sudanese, Djiboutian borders
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Eritrea
Ethiopia
Category 1:
Category 2: Somali region and areas bordering Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan
Category 3: The East Hararge region of Oromia state; the Danakil Depression region
Category 4: All Other Areas of Ethiopia
Georgia
Category 1:
Category 2: Abkhzazia, South Ossetia
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Georgia
Guatemala
Category 1:
Category 2: Guatemala City; Chiquimula, Petén, Zacapa and Izabal departments
Category 3: All other areas of Guatemala
Category 4:
Guinea-Bissau
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire Country
Category 3:
Category 4:
Haiti
Category 1:  
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:
Category 4:
Honduras
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:
Category 4:
India
Category 1:  
Category 2: Asom (Assam), Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, non-coastal districts of Odisha (Orissa), eastern areas of Maharashtra and parts of the Kashmir valley
Category 3: The state of Jammu and all other areas of Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh)
Category 4: All Other Areas of India
Indonesia
Category 1:  
Category 2: Papua, West Papua
Category 3: Central Sulawesi
Category 4: All Other Areas of Indonesia
Iran
Category 1: Entire Country
Category 2:
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Iraq
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
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Category 4:
Israel
Category 1: West Bank and Gaza
Category 2:
Category 3:
Category 4: All other areas of Israel
Jamaica
Category 1:
Category 2: West Kingston, Spanish Town
Category 3: Montego Bay
Category 4: All Other Areas of Jamaica
Jordan
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: The border with Syria and Iraq
Category 4: All Other Areas of Jordan
Kenya
Category 1:
Category 2: Nairobi; Mombasa; the northern counties of Turkana, West Pokot, Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo; the Somali-border counties of Wajir, Mandera, Garissa and Lamu
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Kenya
Kosovo
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan
Category 4:
Kuwait
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: The desert region near the border with Iraq; The City of Al Jahra in northwest of Kuwait City; The Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh area in Kuwait City
Category 4:
Kyrgyzstan
Category 1:
Category 2: Batken province, the international border regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad provinces
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: Xaisomboun Province
Category 4:
Lebanon
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:
Category 4:
Liberia
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:
Category 4:
Libya
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
Category 3:
Category 4:
Madagascar
Category 1:
Category 2: Anosy (except its capital Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro)) and Atsimo-Atsinanana regions (south-east)
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Madagascar
Mali
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
Category 3:
Category 4:
Mauritania
Category 1:
Category 2: Eastern desert areas
Category 3: All Other Areas of Mauritania
Category 4:
Mexico
Category 1: Ciudad Juarez
Category 2: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Durango, Jalisco, Morelos, Michoacán and Mexico states
Category 3: Colima state
Category 4: All Other Areas of Mexico
Mozambique
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: Northern districts in Cabo Delgado Province
Category 4:
Nepal
Category 1:
Category 2: South
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Nepal
Nicaragua
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: Entire Country
Category 4:
Niger
Category 1:
Category 2: Areas of Zinder, Diffa regions bordering Nigeria; North, departments of Téra, Tillabéri, Ouallam and Filingué
Category 3: All Other Areas of Niger
Category 4:
Nigeria
Category 1: Borno state
Category 2: All other areas of Nigeria
Category 3:
Category 4:
North Korea
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
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Category 4:
Oman
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: The Saudi Arabia and Yemen border areas
Category 4:
Pakistan
Category 1: Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bordering the FATA; Balochistan except for Gwadar and central districts; Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
Category 2: All Other Areas of Pakistan
Category 3:
Category 4:
Panama
Category 1:
Category 2: Darién
Category 3: Mosquito Gulf
Category 4: All Other Areas of Panama
Papua New Guinea
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire Country
Category 3:
Category 4:
Peru
Category 1:
Category 2: Ene, Apurimac and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM)
Category 3: The Colombian - Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region
Category 4: All Other Areas of Peru
Philippines
Category 1:
Category 2: South-west Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago
Category 3: Other areas of Mindanao
Category 4: All Other Areas of the 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 Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia
Category 3: Crimea
Category 4: All Other Areas of Russia
Rwanda
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: The Rwanda-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border
Category 4:
Saudi Arabia
Category 1:
Category 2: Iraq border areas; Yemen border areas
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
Category 3:
Category 4:
South Africa
Category 1:
Category 2:
Category 3: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg
Category 4:
South Sudan
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
Category 3:
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Sudan
Category 1: Darfur
Category 2: All Other Areas of Sudan
Category 3:
Category 4:
Syria
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
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Category 4:
Taiwan
Category 1:  
Category 2: Entire Country
Category 3:
Category 4:
Tajikistan
Category 1:
Category 2: Afghan border; Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Tajikistan
Thailand
Category 1:
Category 2: Southern provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, Pattani and the southern districts of Songkhla province
Category 3: All Other Areas of Songkhla province
Category 4: All OTher Areas of Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Category 1:
Category 2: Laventille, Beetham
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Category 1:
Category 2: Libyan border areas; areas within 25 miles (40km) of the Algerian border; Mount Chaambi, Mount Mgilla, Mount Salloum and Mount Sammama
Category 3: Desert south of Remada; Jendouba south of Ain Drahem; Sidi Bou Zid
Category 4: All Other Areas of Tunisia
Turkey
Category 1:
Category 2: Areas within ten miles (16km) of the Syrian border; Hakkari, Sirnak, Diyarbakir provinces
Category 3: All Other Areas of Turkey
Category 4:
Uganda
Category 1:
Category 2: Areas within 18.6 miles (30km) of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan borders
Category 3:
Category 4: All Other Areas of Uganda
Ukraine
Category 1: Eastern border regions (Donetsk and Luhansk)
Category 2:
Category 3: Crimea
Category 4: All Other Areas of Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Category 1:
Category 2: Afghan and Kyrgyz borders, Fergana Valley
Category 3: A
Category 4: ll Other Areas of Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Category 1:
Category 2: Entire country
Category 3:
Category 4:
Yemen
Category 1: Entire country
Category 2:
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Category 4: