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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for East Timor
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for East Timor

Risk Summary

Normal travel to East Timor can continue. Members should be aware that the overall security situation associated with political and social conflicts has improved in recent years. Nonetheless, underlying tensions remain and the situation could deteriorate with little warning; travellers should exercise a high degree of caution in the country.

While occasional protests over local economic and political grievances do occur periodically, and gang violence continues to pose a challenge to the maintenance of law and order, the local security forces are largely capable of ensuring that such incidents remain localised and swiftly contained. Nonetheless, protests in which demonstrators engage in unruly acts such as stone-throwing, vandalism and small-scale acts of arson, as well as the likely tough security force response, can pose an incidental threat to those in the vicinity.

Crime continues to pose the greatest risk to travellers in urban areas such as Dili. In rural areas, poor road conditions mean automobile accidents are the most serious travel risk, and can be a particular problem during the rainy season, which runs from October to March. The impact of any security issue is exacerbated by the poor infrastructure and limited relief and security force capabilities.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For East Timor
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Japanese encephalitisVaccine is recommended for people who will
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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