East Timor Overview
East Timor occupies the eastern side of the island of Timor. The island lies in the Timor Sea, about 300 miles north of Australia.
Dili, the capital is a pleasant, relaxed town, where you will find some nice beaches situated around the capital. On the nearby island of Atauro unspoiled snorkelling and diving experience can be found.
Daytime temperatures average about 75 °F (24 °C) throughout the year, with cooler temperatures at higher altitudes. Monsoon winds produce distinct wet and dry seasons. In the north, the wet season normally lasts from December to April. Rainfall is typically heavier, and the wet season longer, in the south.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
POPULATION: 1.1 million
LANGUAGE: Tetum, Portuguese, English
CURRENCY: US Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: TL
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +670
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +9
We advise against all but essential travel to East Timor, because of the uncertain security situation. Violence can break out without warning, anywhere and at any time. You should avoid demonstrations and large crowds and if you become aware of any nearby military activity you should leave the area immediately.
You should also restrict your movements and avoid the areas surrounding IDP (internally displaced persons) camps, government buildings (including the Palacio da Cinzas and Palacio do Governno) and the vicinity of the Nicolau Lobato International airport in Comoro, including the airport road. You should also refrain from going outside after dark.
Information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK www.fco.gov.uk