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East Timor Travel Information

The Basics

Time

GMT +9

Electricity

Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Plugs are generally of the twin round-pin or twin flat-prong variety.

Language

The two official languages of East Timor are Portuguese and Tetum.

Safety Information

Most visits to East Timor are trouble-free. However, travellers should note that crime remains a problem in the country, with gang-related violence and robbery common. Foreigners have been the victims of crime in the capital, Dili. East Timor also has a poor road-safety record and travellers should be cautious on the roads, which tend to be poorly maintained. There is no particular threat from terrorism and the country is currently fairly politically stable, but large demonstrations and protests should still be avoided.

East Timor Travel Information

The Basics

Time

GMT +9

Electricity

Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Plugs are generally of the twin round-pin or twin flat-prong variety.

Language

The two official languages of East Timor are Portuguese and Tetum.

Safety Information

Most visits to East Timor are trouble-free. However, travellers should note that crime remains a problem in the country, with gang-related violence and robbery common. Foreigners have been the victims of crime in the capital, Dili. East Timor also has a poor road-safety record and travellers should be cautious on the roads, which tend to be poorly maintained. There is no particular threat from terrorism and the country is currently fairly politically stable, but large demonstrations and protests should still be avoided.