Foreign travel advice

Timor-Leste

Summary

Parliamentary elections will be held in East Timor on 22 July 2017. Localised violence associated with campaign rallies has occurred in Dili. Further violence is possible. You should avoid rallies, demonstrations and protests as the security situation could deteriorate without warning. See Political Situation

Crime continues to be a problem in East Timor (Timor-Leste), including gang-related violence, robbery (in some cases armed), assault and attacks on vehicles. See Crime

There’s no resident British diplomatic mission in East Timor. 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 Jakarta.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Timor-Leste, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

The tropical cyclone season in East Timor 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 7233212 (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.