East Timor (also referred to as Timor-Leste) is a country in Southeast Asia which comprises the eastern half of the island Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) northwest portion of Timor and the small islands of Atauro and Jaco. East Timor experienced a difficult past with invasions and attempted colonisation, however this country now stands proudly as an independent state. A tropical climate envelopes the series of islands, of which tourists are still rare. With a culture spanning thousands of years of habitation, East Timor offers a rich cultural glimpse into island life.

Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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