Alert: U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste (March 22, 2020)

Location:  Novo Horizonte Hotel, Dili


Event:  Police and protesters are gathering at the Novo Horizonte Hotel on Beach Road in eastern Dili.  The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to avoid the area, expect an increase in police presence, and exercise caution while traveling in the vicinity of the Novo Horizonte Hotel.         


In previous protests, participants threw stones at vehicles and harassed bystanders, and police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators.  


Actions to Take:


*Avoid the area around Novo Horizonte Hotel.

*Avoid demonstrations or crowds.

*Be aware of your surroundings.

*Keep a low profile.

*Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

*Exercise increased caution in Timor-Leste due to crime and possible civil unrest.

*Monitor local media for updates.




U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste


(670) 332-4684


(670) 7723-1328 (after hours)


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Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).


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