Official Travel Advice for Timor-Leste
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 14 Dec 2019.
Crime continues to be a problem in Timor-Leste (East Timor), including gang-related violence (not directed towards foreigners), robbery and assault. See Crime
Consular support may be limited in Timor-Leste as there’s no resident British diplomatic mission. Emergency consular services are provided by the New Zealand Embassy in Dili (24 hour emergency number: +670 7732 1015) and the British Honorary Consul. For all routine consular issues, contact the British Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Timor-Leste, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
The rainy season in Timor-Leste normally runs from November to April. See Natural disasters
To contact the emergency services, call 112 or 7723 0635 (police), 3312210, 3324019 or 7230686 (fire) and 7723 6662, 33110441 or 77233212 (ambulance).
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:East Timor
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 51,000 in 2011
Portuguese (official language) 59%
Dili (also largest city)