Exercise increased caution in Timor-Leste due to crime and civil unrest.
Country Summary: Timor-Leste has seen isolated instances of police responding to protests with force and the use of tear gas. Stone throwing attacks on vehicles can occur during gang conflicts and periods of unrest. Gender-based violence is high in Timor-Leste, and sexual harassment is fairly common.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Timor-Leste:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Travel Advisory Level and information on the Crime and Civil Unrest Risk Indicators.