Dangers & Annoyances
Violent outbreaks can and do occur, often quickly, so stay clear of gathering groups of people and political rallies. There are frequent reports of foreign women being groped and sexually assaulted in broad daylight and in public places; as a result, it's probably safer to travel around with others. Avoid yellow taxis and the city after dark if travelling alone.
Medical services in Timor-Leste are limited and only available in Dili. Serious cases usually require evacuation to Australia or Singapore. Check with your embassy for other options.
Australians can see the doctor at the Australian Embassy Clinic (for a fee). Contact the Australian Embassy for its location.
Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares A cadre of Western volunteers assists locals at this busy national hospital just east of Estrada de Bidau. It's best to bring someone to look out for you.
Stamford Medical Clinic This spotless Western clinic also opens after hours for emergencies.
There’s no proper tourist office. Tourism websites www.turismo.gov.tl and www.visiteasttimor.com are unfortunately out of date.