Dili - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Usually business casual, button up shirt, no tie, no jacket. Formal only for high level meetings. - Aug 2021

Too hot for formal wear and not many opportunities to dress up anyway. Our embassy does not have a Marine Security Guard unit, so we don't even have a Marine Ball to attend here. I wear capri pants and sandals to work all the time, although business casual is the norm at the embassy. - Sep 2017

Fairly laid back This is an island. Very rarely will you need formal dress. I really enjoy the tropical shirt Fridays. - May 2017

Business casual, sometimes even more casual. Timorese get dressed up for weddings, for formal government meetings, diplomatic receptions and every Sunday for church. - Sep 2016

Informal. - Nov 2013

Very casual to business casual. Leave your ball gowns and tuxedos at home. - Apr 2013

Conservative. I have been really impressed with how clean and nicely locals dress here. - Mar 2010

Conservitive. - Feb 2010

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