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It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor. The small country of 15,410 km² (5,400 sq mi) is located about 640 km (400 mi) northwest of Darwin, Australia. East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal's decolonization of the country. In late 1975, East Timor declared its independence, but later that year was invaded and occupied by Indonesia and was declared Indonesia's 27th province the following year. In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002. East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being the Philippines. East Timor has a lower-middle-income economy. It continues to suffer the aftereffects of a decades-long independence struggle against Indonesia, which damaged infrastructure and displaced thousands of civilians. It is placed 120th by Human Development Index (HDI).

Capital DILI
Currency Dollaro USA, dollaro australiano
Spoken languages ​​ portuguese

need with survival of at least 6 months at the time of admission to Timor-Leste.


Medical facilities in East Timor are limited and the evacuation in neighboring Australia or Singapore is needed in case of serious diseases or accidents – especially roads or related to diving activities. The hospital in Dili has an emergency room, but medical facilities are limited. Viral hepatitis and malaria are endemic in the country; typhoid is widespread. Are often reported cases of hemorrhagic fever "dengue haemorrhagic" which are recorded especially in Dili, liquid and technique. Local health authorities to present the phenomenon, usually begin an awareness campaign for the prevention and treatment of the disease in the area concerned, indicating the measures against the proliferation of mosquitoes which bite is because of illness. Warnings We recommend that you: -use products repellents bites of insects and choose local screened etc; -drinking water and bottled drinks without adding ice; -eat cooked foods and carefully wash fruits and vegetables using sanitizers; -avoid taking aspirin or derivatives (contraindicated for dengue), fevers, without having consulted a doctor about it. It is also recommended to subscribe, before departure, an international insurance policy that includes, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other Country of the sick, which can reach several tens of thousands of euros.


The climate is hot and humid with average temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius. The rainy season runs from October to April.


Driving Licence: International (Geneva Convention 1949 model or Vienna 1968)

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