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East Timor travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
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Open for travel from East Timor
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Timor-Leste.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals of Timor-Leste,
    • Timorese residents who were born in Timor-Leste,
    • Legal representatives of minors who are Timorese or residents of Timor-Leste,
    • Professionals working on oil platforms located in the Timor Sea,
    • Passengers travelling for the purpose of delivering goods, provided remaining in the international zone in airports,
    • Passengers who have obtained an authorisation from Timor-Leste authorities.
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Flight Restrictions

published 03.06.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Timor-Leste;
– passengers born in Timor-Leste;
– legal representatives of Timorese minors;
– oil rig workers.
2. Passengers allowed to enter are subject to isolation for 14 days.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site or own accommodation.

You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

Full Restrictions

  • East Timor Latest News: State of emergency extended through 3 November to stop spread of COVID-19 (timor-leste.gov, 05.10.2020).


    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights to and from Timor-Leste remain very limited. The Timorese authorities have introduced restrictions for all persons entering the country. You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 38°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVID-19 test. Positive cases will be subject to isolation.
    Those wishing to leave Timor-Leste will be subject to health control measures including body temperature checks. The country’s borders remain closed to foreign travelers, with exceptions for residents, oil-workers and other special cases.
    The situation in Timor Leste can change quickly. See the Government of Timor-Leste website for more information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The state of emergency was extended until 3 November. You are required to wear a protective mask covering your mouth and nose and a safe distance of at least 1.5 meters must be observed. Anyone who displays a body temperature of higher than 37.5°C, or has a sore throat, or a cold, or respiratory distress including shortness of breath is forbidden to board buses, ships or aircrafts (the only exception is in the case of medical evacuation).
    Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 metre minimum distance between each person.

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    05.10.2020
  • East Timor International Restrictions:
    The Timorese authorities have introduced restrictions for all persons entering the country. You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 38°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVID-19 test. Positive cases will be subject to isolation.
    Those wishing to leave Timor-Leste will be subject to health control measures including body temperature checks. The situation in Timor Leste can change quickly. In exceptional cases, the Government may introduce temporary border closures.. See the Government of Timor-Leste website for more information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Timorese authorities have declared a State of Emergency until 11:59pm, 4 October 2020.
    New laws have been introduced to enforce measures to prevent, control and mitigate COVID-19 transmission in Timor-Leste. This prohibits all activities which involve groups of people, including meetings, demonstrations, social, religious, sporting and cultural events.
    You are required to wear a protective mask covering your mouth and nose. Regular hand washing is encouraged and a safe distance of at least 1.5 meters must be observed.

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    15.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    The Timorese authorities have introduced restrictions for all persons entering the country. You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. From 5 March the government introduced a temporary ban on all foreign nationals entering Timor-Leste that have entered or transited China within the previous 4 weeks. If you wish to enter Timor-Leste, you must be able to present a medical report to immigration officials from an internationally recognised institution declaring that you do not have coronavirus. This restriction is subject to review on a fortnightly basis. All those wishing to leave the country will be subject to health control through measuring body temperature or other means of screening. See the Government of Timor-Leste website [http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=23519&n=1&lang=en] for more information.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 6 August 2020, the Timorese authorities re-declared a State of Emergency until 5 September 2020. This prohibits all activities which involve groups of people gathering, including meetings, demonstrations, and social, religious, sporting and cultural events. Public transport is suspended and travel is restricted within municipalities. Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 metre minimum distance between each person.

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    12.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    The government of Timor-Leste’s “State of Emergency,” expired on 26 June. Borders remain closed to non-Timorese citizens with exceptions only for permanent residents of Timor-Leste, those born in Timor-Leste, and those responsible for transporting and releasing goods (with restrictions to remain in the “international zone” of airports, seaports, and land borders), those who are legal representatives of Timorese minors, and those who work on oil rigs in the Timor Sea. President Nicolao Lobato International Airport remains restricted for international and domestic commercial operations. Medical evacuations, humanitarian relief, and state aircraft operations may be permitted with advanced coordination with the Civil Aviation Authority of Timor-Leste (AACTL, I.P.). Regularly scheduled commercial flights remain closed, and international charter flights require prior approval by the Prime Minister’s Office to land in Timor-Leste. Permission for individuals other than those eligible for exemptions listed above to enter Timor-Leste also requires approval from the Prime Minister’s Office. All international arrivals in Timor-Leste must undergo 14 days of quarantine in a government-approved facility. Entrants’ sponsor organizations should coordinate approval of at-home quarantine with the Ministry of Health. See the Government of Timor-Leste website for more information [http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=23519&n=1&lang=en]

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government of Timor-Leste’s “State of Emergency,” which went into effect March 28 and was twice extended, expired June 26. Internal restrictions have been relaxed to allow full freedom of movement within the country. However, many restaurants, government buildings, and markets still require handwashing upon entry, social distancing, and mask wearing at all times. (OSAC, 30.06.2020)

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    01.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Regularly scheduled commercial flights remain closed, and international charter flights require prior approval by the Prime Minister’s Office to land in Timor-Leste.
    From 12 March, the Timorese authorities introduced restrictions for all foreign nationals who have visited Iran, Italy and South Korea within the last 4 weeks. If you have entered or transited any of these countries, you will not be permitted to enter Timor-Leste. If you arrive in Timor-Leste after entering or transiting these countries and refuse to return to your previous location, you may be subject to quarantine for a minimum for 14 days. From 5 March the government introduced a temporary ban on all foreign nationals entering Timor-Leste that have entered or transited China within the previous 4 weeks. If you wish to enter Timor-Leste, you must be able to present a medical report to immigration officials from an internationally recognised institution declaring that you do not have coronavirus. This restriction is subject to review on a fortnightly basis. See the Government of Timor-Leste website for more information [http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=23519&n=1&lang=en]
    Borders remain closed to non-Timorese citizens with exceptions only for permanent residents of Timor-Leste, those born in Timor-Leste, and those responsible for transporting and releasing goods (with restrictions to remain in the “international zone” of airports, seaports, and land borders), those who are legal representatives of Timorese minors, and those who work on oil rigs in the Timor Sea.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government of Timor-Leste’s “State of Emergency,” which went into effect March 28 and was twice extended, expired June 26. Internal restrictions have been relaxed to allow full freedom of movement within the country. However, many restaurants, government buildings, and markets still require handwashing upon entry, social distancing, and mask wearing at all times. (OSAC, 30.06.2020)

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    30.06.2020
  • East Timor *****

    International restrictions:

    From 12 March, the Timorese authorities introduced restrictions for all foreign nationals who have visited Iran, Italy and South Korea within the last 4 weeks. If you have entered or transited any of these countries, you will not be permitted to enter Timor-Leste. If you arrive in Timor-Leste after entering or transiting these countries and refuse to return to your previous location, you may be subject to quarantine for a minimum for 14 days. From 5 March the government introduced a temporary ban on all foreign nationals entering Timor-Leste that have entered or transited China within the previous 4 weeks. If you wish to enter Timor-Leste, you must be able to present a medical report to immigration officials from an internationally recognised institution declaring that you do not have coronavirus. This restriction is subject to review on a fortnightly basis. See the Government of Timor-Leste website for more information [http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=23519&n=1&lang=en]

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 28 March 2020 the Timorese authorities declared a state of emergency. This prohibits all activities which involve groups of people gathering, including meetings, demonstrations, and social, religious, sporting and cultural events. Public transport is suspended and travel is restricted within municipalities. Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 metre minimum distance between each person.

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    28.06.2020
  • East Timor 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Timor-Leste;
    – passengers born in Timor-Leste;
    – legal representatives of Timorese minors;
    – oil rig workers.
    2. Passengers allowed to enter are subject to isolation for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    Entry ban for all foreign nationals, except foreigners born in East Timor, resident citizens, and legal representatives of Timorese minors. Foreigners working on oil platforms in the Timor Sea are exempted as well. All persons entering the country are required to be quarantined for at least 14 days. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will have to undergo a COVID-19 diagnostic examination. Cruise ships are not allowed to enter East Timor. Temporary border closure with Indonesia.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency will be imposed for the second phase from 28 April to 27 May as parliament approves extension. Face-to-face school activities are suspended. Education and vocational training establishments are closed. Meetings or demonstrations involving more than five people and any social, cultural, religious celebrations and sporting events are prohibited. Collective passenger transport suspended. Although there has been no announcement on the extension of the lockdown, travel restrictions remain in force. Movements of vehicles and public transportation with multiple passengers on board have been reportedly restricted between districts. Additionally, checkpoints have been established across the country including the capital Dili.

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    03.06.2020
  • East Timor 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Timor-Leste. – This does not apply to oil rig workers. 2 .Passengers are subject to health screening.

    International restrictions:

    Entry ban for all foreign nationals, except foreigners born in East Timor, resident citizens, and legal representatives of Timorese minors. Foreigners working on oil platforms in the Timor Sea are exempted as well. All persons entering the country are required to be quarantined for at least 14 days. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will have to undergo a COVID-19 diagnostic examination. Cruise ships are not allowed to enter East Timor. Temporary border closure with Indonesia.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency will be imposed for the second phase from 28 April to 27 May as parliament approves extension. Face-to-face school activities are suspended. Education and vocational training establishments are closed. Meetings or demonstrations involving more than five people and any social, cultural, religious celebrations and sporting events are prohibited. Collective passenger transport suspended. Although there has been no announcement on the extension of the lockdown, travel restrictions remain in force. Movements of vehicles and public transportation with multiple passengers on board have been reportedly restricted between districts. Additionally, checkpoints have been established across the country including the capital Dili.

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    27.05.2020
  • East Timor Passengers are not allowed to enter Timor-Leste.

    International restrictions:

    Temporary border closure with Indonesia from 19 March until 19 May. Entry ban for all foreign nationals, except foreigners born in East Timor, resident citizens, and legal representatives of Timorese minors. Foreigners working on oil platforms in the Timor Sea are exempted as well. All persons entering the country are required to be quarantined for at least 14 days. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will have to undergo a COVID-19 diagnostic examination. Cruise ships are not allowed to enter East Timor.

    Internal restrictions:

    The state of emergency will be imposed for the second phase from 28 April to 27 May as parliament approves extension. Face-to-face school activities are suspended. Education and vocational training establishments are closed. Meetings or demonstrations involving more than five people and any social, cultural, religious celebrations and sporting events are prohibited. Collective passenger transport suspended. Although there has been no announcement on the extension of the lockdown, travel restrictions remain in force. Movements of vehicles and public transportation with multiple passengers on board have been reportedly restricted between districts. Additionally, checkpoints have been established across the country including the capital Dili.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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