Foreign travel advice



Presidential elections will take place across the country on 20 March 2017. Localised violence associated with campaign rallies have occurred in Dili. Further such 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.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

The tropical cyclone season in East Timor normally runs from November to April. See Natural disasters

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.