Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to East Timor. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended that Australian travellers register your travel and contact details, before travelling, on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.

Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Timor-Leste. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are not included in their policy. Hospital services are available but standards are limited compared with Australian hospitals.

It is also recommended for Australian travellers to register, before travelling, on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, in case of an emergency.

Health

Both dengue fever and malaria are prevalent and visitors are advised to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquito attacks. The use of tropical strength insect repellents and wearing sensible clothing at appropriate times of the day are recommended. For visitors staying in Timor-Leste for longer periods of time, vaccination against various diseases including typhoid, tuberculosis and cholera along with preventative treatment for malaria is recommended.