Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mt. Agung Volcano Eruption November 27, 2017

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that Mt. Agung, an active volcano in Bali, Inodnesia, erupted on November 21 and November 25 and is currently emitting significant ash.  The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has raised the alert level to Level 4, its highest.  As of November 27, the ash cloud has …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Student Demonstrations in Dili

United States Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste Demonstrations by student groups took place near the National Parliament and University of Timor-Leste (UNTL) on August 17 and August 21 despite the Government of Timor-Leste denying authorization for the demonstrations. It is likely that there will be continued protest activities in this area. Official U.S. personnel have been instructed …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for Timor-Leste regarding the risk of Zika virus infection. Zika virus is potentially endemic in Timor-Leste. The risk of Zika to travelers, especially pregnant women, in endemic countries is likely lower (but not zero) than in areas where Zika is newly …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Toxic Fish Being Sold in Dili

This message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to Timor-Leste that toxic fish are being sold in Dili. Local authorities have detained several individuals for smuggling fish into Timor-Leste to sell. The fish was heavily coated with formaldehyde, which is highly toxic, and then soaked in pig’s blood to create …

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Be an Active Voter by Taking the Necessary Steps to Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections and Participating in Absentee Voting Week!

In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10. In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

This message is being issued to remind U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to Timor-Leste that Sunday, September 11, 2016, represents the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While there is no current threat information that indicates that U.S. interests in Timor-Leste are being targeted, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. citizens …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Scale Demonstration Planned in Dili

Please be aware that there is a potentially large-scale demonstration planned in Dili for February 23 in front of the Australian Embassy on Comoro Road.  The U.S. Embassy recommends that American citizens avoid the area on the day of the protest and remain alert to the possibility of unannounced demonstrations in the days surrounding the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Scuba Diving in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste’s diverse marine life and pristine reefs make scuba diving a popular pastime. The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens who engage in scuba diving in Timor-Leste that there is no hyperbaric chamber in the country for the treatment of decompression sickness – a very serious diving injury. The closest hyperbaric chambers are …

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Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Scale Demonstration Planned in Dili

A large demonstration by veteran and youth groups may take place in the Lecidere area of Dili from Monday, June 22 to Sunday, June 28 despite the Government of Timor-Leste denying authorization for the demonstration.   Official U.S. personnel have been advised to avoid traveling in Largo de Lecidere and protest areas during the demonstration.  U.S. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Messaging System

To better serve U.S. citizens living and traveling in Timor-Leste, the U.S. Embassy in Timor-Leste is testing a new system for delivering routine, security, and emergency messages. We would appreciate your assistance in ensuring that the messages are delivered and ask that you please reply to this message by emailing consdili@state.gov  to confirm receipt. We also …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Government of Timor-Leste Immigration Operation

The Government of Timor-Leste has advised the U.S. Embassy in Dili that the Immigration Services of the Ministry of the Interior will be conducting an operation that may include setting up checkpoints and spot checks of identification, particularly for foreign residents and visitors. Although the Embassy has no other information at this time, we advise …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Security Concerns in Baucau

United States Embassy Dili continues to monitor reports of increased security concerns in Baucau district including an attack on the Baguia police station on March 8. For the Embassy’s U.S. personnel, travel to the Baucau district is strictly limited and travel to the Laga and Baguia sub-districts of Baucau is prohibited. U.S. citizens likewise should …

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Security Message for U.S. citizens: Ongoing Security Concerns in Baucau

United States Embassy Dili continues to monitor reports of increased security concerns in Baucau district.  For the Embassy’s U.S. personnel, travel to the Baucau district is strictly limited and travel to the Laga sub-district of Baucau is prohibited.  U.S. citizens likewise should use caution if travelling to the Baucau district and avoid the Laga sub-district.  …

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Emergency Message for U.S. citizens: Developing Security Concerns in Baucau

United States Embassy Dili continues to receive and monitor reports of increased security concerns in the Baucau district, including the kidnapping of police officers on Thursday, January 15.  Travel to and through Baucau is restricted for official U.S. personnel until Wednesday, January 21.  U.S. citizens should reconsider travel to the Baucau district.  U.S. citizens in …

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