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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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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.

All traveller need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility at your own expense or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Prior to the termination of mandatory quarantine periods, individuals will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and be cleared by the Ministry of health, before being authorised to leave.
Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine.
Those who have been fully vaccinated but have come from or passed through countries with a reported presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 will need to complete a five-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children may be required to complete mandatory quarantine even when travelling with vaccinated parents.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required / not known

To enter Timor-Leste you will need to be in possession of a valid negative COVID 19 (PCR) test. Following the presentation of the negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility at your own expense or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health.

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Vaccination

Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine.

Full Restrictions

  • East Timor Latest News: COVID-19 travel restrictions extended through 30 August (OSAC, 20.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended its State of Emergency until 29 September 2021. During this period, airports, ports and land borders will remain closed as there continues to be a significant number of COVID infections in the country.
    During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    These categories are always subject to change, so you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with the Crisis Management Centre (CIGC) your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: To enter Timor-Leste you will need to be in possession of a valid negative COVID 19 (PCR) test. Following the presentation of the negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility at your own expense or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Prior to the termination of mandatory quarantine periods, individuals will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and be cleared by the Ministry of health, before being authorised to leave.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated but have come from or passed through countries with a reported presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 will need to complete a five-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children may be required to complete mandatory quarantine even when travelling with vaccinated parents.
    Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 37.5°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVID-19 test.
    For someone returning a positive result, they will be contacted by the authorities and isolated in either a health establishment (e.g the national Hospital), an isolation centre, such as those at Tasi Tolu, Vera Cruz and Lahane or at home. Where the positive patient isolates is at the discretion of the Ministry of Health.
    *Testing on departure: Those wishing to leave Timor-Leste will be subject to health control measures including body temperature checks. Passengers are screened before entering the check-in area at Dili Airport. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board the aircraft and will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test, regardless of having a negative test result from within 48 or 72 hours of the flight. The situation in Timor-Leste can change quickly. In exceptional cases, the Government may introduce temporary border closures.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Timor-Leste: A State of Emergency is in place in Timor-Leste until 29 September 2021. The government of Timor-Leste has lifted the lockdown in the capital city, Dili. Public transport services have resumed operation in Dili and to other municipalities. A proof of full vaccination must be presented to authorities when using public transport. Passengers must observe health protocols when using transport services. Only fully vaccinated citizens are allowed to enter and leave the capital, Dili. Some restriction rules are relaxed under the current state of emergency. Religious, political, social, cultural, sports events, funeral ceremonies with participation of more than 10 people and other large gatherings are allowed with strict observation of health protocols.
    During the State of Emergency, if you are in Dili and want to travel outside to other municipalities, you will need a negative COVID 19 test and authorisation from the integrated Crisis Management Centre.
    It is mandatory for all individuals to practice COVID safe measures, including wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, and maintaining social distance of at least two metres.
    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). Mandatory random COVID testing may be required.
    Public places and services: Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 meter minimum distance between each person.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19: you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    14.09.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: COVID-19 travel restrictions extended through 30 August (OSAC, 20.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended its State of Emergency until 29 September 2021. During this period, airports, ports and land borders will remain closed as there continues to be a significant number of COVID infections in the country.
    During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    These categories are always subject to change, so you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with the Crisis Management Centre (CIGC) your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: To enter Timor-Leste you will need to be in possession of a valid negative COVID 19 (PCR) test. Following the presentation of the negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility at your own expense or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Prior to the termination of mandatory quarantine periods, individuals will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and be cleared by the Ministry of health, before being authorised to leave.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated but have come from or passed through countries with a reported presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 will need to complete a five-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children may be required to complete mandatory quarantine even when travelling with vaccinated parents.
    Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 37.5°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVID-19 test.
    For someone returning a positive result, they will be contacted by the authorities and isolated in either a health establishment (e.g the national Hospital), an isolation centre, such as those at Tasi Tolu, Vera Cruz and Lahane or at home. Where the positive patient isolates is at the discretion of the Ministry of Health.
    *Testing on departure: Those wishing to leave Timor-Leste will be subject to health control measures including body temperature checks. Passengers are screened before entering the check-in area at Dili Airport. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board the aircraft and will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test, regardless of having a negative test result from within 48 or 72 hours of the flight. The situation in Timor-Leste can change quickly. In exceptional cases, the Government may introduce temporary border closures.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Timor-Leste: A State of Emergency is in place in Timor-Leste until 29 September 2021. The government of Timor-Leste is extending, until 9 September, the general mandatory confinement for all persons residing in Dili, due to the transmission of delta variant. Mandatory confinement applies to all residents, including those who have been fully vaccinated. A public health cordon is in place in Dili and Ermera until 13 September. A public health cordon is also in place in Covalima and Baucau until 8 September. The lockdown in Railaco and Ermera has been lifted. Public transport in Dili (taxis and microlets) is prohibited from operating during this period. All commercial, industrial, craft, or service sectors will be closed to the public, except for essential sectors such as selling food and other essential goods, electricity, telecommunications, medical care, pharmacies, petrol stations, and financial institutions. Restaurants may provide take-away or home-delivered meals and other sectors that are closed to the public may provide home-delivery services.
    During the State of Emergency, if you are in Dili and want to travel outside to other municipalities, you will need a negative COVID 19 test and authorisation from the integrated Crisis Management Centre.
    It is mandatory for all individuals to practice COVID safe measures, including wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, maintaining social distance and avoiding gatherings of people.
    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). Mandatory random COVID testing may be required.
    *Public places and services: Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 meter minimum distance between each person.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    03.09.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: COVID-19 travel restrictions extended through 30 August (OSAC, 20.08.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended its State of Emergency until 29 September 2021. During this period, airports, ports and land borders will remain closed as there continues to be a significant number of COVID infections in the country.
    During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    These categories are always subject to change, so you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with the Crisis Management Centre (CIGC) your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: To enter Timor-Leste you will need to be in possession of a valid negative COVID 19 (PCR) test. Following the presentation of the negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility at your own expense or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Prior to the termination of mandatory quarantine periods, individuals will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and be cleared by the Ministry of health, before being authorised to leave.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated but have come from or passed through countries with a reported presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 will need to complete a five-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children may be required to complete mandatory quarantine even when travelling with vaccinated parents.
    Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 37.5°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVID-19 test.
    For someone returning a positive result, they will be contacted by the authorities and isolated in either a health establishment (e.g the national Hospital), an isolation centre, such as those at Tasi Tolu, Vera Cruz and Lahane or at home. Where the positive patient isolates is at the discretion of the Ministry of Health.
    *Testing on departure: Those wishing to leave Timor-Leste will be subject to health control measures including body temperature checks. Passengers are screened before entering the check-in area at Dili Airport. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board the aircraft and will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test, regardless of having a negative test result from within 48 or 72 hours of the flight. The situation in Timor-Leste can change quickly. In exceptional cases, the Government may introduce temporary border closures.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Timor-Leste: A State of Emergency is in place in Timor-Leste until 29 September 2021. From 27 August, the government of Timor-Leste is re-imposing the general mandatory confinement for all citizens residing in Dili due to the transmission of delta variant. This will be in place until 2 September and applies to all residents, including those who have been fully vaccinated. A sanitary fence has been imposed in Dili and Ermera until 13 September and Sanitary fence in Covalima and Baucau until 8 September. During the State of Emergency, if you are in Dili and want to travel outside to other municipalities, you will need a negative COVID 19 test and authorisation from the integrated Crisis Management Centre.
    It is mandatory for all individuals to practice COVID safe measures, including wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, maintaining social distance and avoiding gatherings of people.
    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). Mandatory random COVID testing may be required.
    *Public places and services: Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 meter minimum distance between each person.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    27.08.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Travel restrictions between municipalities extended until 15 July, ‘state of emergency’ continues through 31 July (OSAC, 08.07.2021). Some domestic travel restricted through 1 July because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 18.06.2021). COVID-19 ‘state of emergency’ continues through 01JUL21; home confinement restrictions extended (OSAC, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended its State of Emergency until 30 August 2021. During this period, airports, ports and land borders will remain closed as there continues to be a significant number of COVID infections in the country.
    During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    These categories are always subject to change, so you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with the Crisis Management Centre (CIGC) your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: To enter Timor-Leste you will need to be in possession of a valid negative COVID 19 (PCR) test. Following the presentation of the negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility at your own expense or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Prior to the termination of mandatory quarantine periods, individuals will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and be cleared by the Ministry of health, before being authorised to leave.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated but have come from or passed through countries with a reported presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 will need to complete a five-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children may be required to complete mandatory quarantine even when travelling with vaccinated parents.
    Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 37.5°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVID-19 test.
    For someone returning a positive result, they will be contacted by the authorities and isolated in either a health establishment (e.g the national Hospital), an isolation centre, such as those at Tasi Tolu, Vera Cruz and Lahane or at home. Where the positive patient isolates is at the discretion of the Ministry of Health.
    *Testing on departure: Those wishing to leave Timor-Leste will be subject to health control measures including body temperature checks. Passengers are screened before entering the check-in area at Dili Airport. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board the aircraft and will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test, regardless of having a negative test result from within 48 or 72 hours of the flight. The situation in Timor-Leste can change quickly. In exceptional cases, the Government may introduce temporary border closures.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect for all of Timor-Leste through 23:59 on August 30. Specific requirements of the SOE can be found at the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage.
    The GOTL has also restricted land, sea, and air travel between the municipalities of Dili and Ermera, and other Timor-Leste municipalities, through 23:59 on August 12. More information about these restrictions, including exceptions, is available here.
    The Government of Timor-Leste (GOTL) has issued a stay-at-home order for the administrative posts (townships) of Naimeco and Bobometo, in the Special Administrative Region of Oecusse, until 23:59 on August 18.
    The GOTL has also issued a stay-at-home order for the administrative posts of Ermera and Railaco, until 23:59 on August 11.

    *Travel in Timor-Leste: A State of Emergency is in place in Timor-Leste until 30 August 2021. Dili municipality is an isolation zone. During the State of Emergency, if you are in Dili and want to travel outside to other municipalities, you will need a negative COVID 19 test and authorisation from the integrated Crisis Management Centre.
    It is mandatory for all individuals to practice COVID safe measures, including wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, maintaining social distance and avoiding gatherings of people.
    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). Mandatory random COVID testing may be required.
    *Public places and services: Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 meter minimum distance between each person.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    05.08.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Travel restrictions between municipalities extended until 15 July, ‘state of emergency’ continues through 31 July (OSAC, 08.07.2021). Some domestic travel restricted through 1 July because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 18.06.2021). COVID-19 ‘state of emergency’ continues through 01JUL21; home confinement restrictions extended (OSAC, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended its State of Emergency until 30 August 2021. During this period, airports, ports and land borders will remain closed as there continues to be a significant number of COVID infections in the country.
    During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    These categories are always subject to change, so you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with the Crisis Management Centre (CIGC) your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: To enter Timor-Leste you will need to be in possession of a valid negative COVID 19 (PCR) test. Following the presentation of the negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility at your own expense or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Prior to the termination of mandatory quarantine periods, individuals will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and be cleared by the Ministry of health, before being authorised to leave.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated but have come from or passed through countries with a reported presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 will need to complete a five-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children may be required to complete mandatory quarantine even when travelling with vaccinated parents.
    Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 37.5°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVID-19 test.
    For someone returning a positive result, they will be contacted by the authorities and isolated in either a health establishment (e.g the national Hospital), an isolation centre, such as those at Tasi Tolu, Vera Cruz and Lahane or at home. Where the positive patient isolates is at the discretion of the Ministry of Health.
    *Testing on departure: Those wishing to leave Timor-Leste will be subject to health control measures including body temperature checks. Passengers are screened before entering the check-in area at Dili Airport. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board the aircraft and will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test, regardless of having a negative test result from within 48 or 72 hours of the flight. The situation in Timor-Leste can change quickly. In exceptional cases, the Government may introduce temporary border closures.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Timor-Leste: A State of Emergency is in place in Timor-Leste until 30 August 2021. Dili municipality is an isolation zone. During the State of Emergency, if you are in Dili and want to travel outside to other municipalities, you will need a negative COVID 19 test and authorisation from the integrated Crisis Management Centre.
    It is mandatory for all individuals to practice COVID safe measures, including wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, maintaining social distance and avoiding gatherings of people.
    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). Mandatory random COVID testing may be required.
    *Public places and services: Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 meter minimum distance between each person.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    29.07.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Travel restrictions between municipalities extended until 15 July, ‘state of emergency’ continues through 31 July (OSAC, 08.07.2021). Some domestic travel restricted through 1 July because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 18.06.2021). COVID-19 ‘state of emergency’ continues through 01JUL21; home confinement restrictions extended (OSAC, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended its State of Emergency until 31 July 2021. During this period, airports, ports and land borders will remain closed as there continues to be a significant number of COVID infections in the country.
    During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and; International Transportation of goods.
    These categories are always subject to change, so you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with the Crisis Management Centre (CIGC) your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: To enter Timor-Leste you will need to be in possession of a valid negative COVID 19 (PCR) test. Following the presentation of the negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility at your own expense or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Prior to the termination of mandatory quarantine periods, individuals will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and be cleared by the Ministry of health, before being authorised to leave.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated but have come from or passed through countries with a reported presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 will need to complete a five-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children may be required to complete mandatory quarantine even when travelling with vaccinated parents.
    Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 37.5°C, cough and/or breathing difficulties will be prevented from travelling, and taken to a health facility for a COVID-19 test.
    For someone returning a positive result, they will be contacted by the authorities and isolated in either a health establishment (e.g the national Hospital), an isolation centre, such as those at Tasi Tolu, Vera Cruz and Lahane or at home. Where the positive patient isolates is at the discretion of the Ministry of Health.
    *Testing on departure: Those wishing to leave Timor-Leste will be subject to health control measures including body temperature checks. Passengers are screened before entering the check-in area at Dili Airport. Those with symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board the aircraft and will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test, regardless of having a negative test result from within 48 or 72 hours of the flight. The situation in Timor-Leste can change quickly. In exceptional cases, the Government may introduce temporary border closures.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Timor-Leste: A State of Emergency is in place in Timor-Leste. Dili municipality is an isolation zone. During the State of Emergency, if you are in Dili and want to travel outside to other municipalities, you will need a negative COVID 19 test and authorisation from the integrated Crisis Management Centre.
    It is mandatory for all individuals to practice COVID safe measures, including wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, maintaining social distance and avoiding gatherings of people.
    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). Mandatory random COVID testing may be required.
    *Public places and services: Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 meter minimum distance between each person.

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    22.07.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Some domestic travel restricted through 1 July because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 18.06.2021). COVID-19 ‘state of emergency’ continues through 01JUL21; home confinement restrictions extended (OSAC, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has re-imposed the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders until 1 July 2021. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency declared by the President of the Republic, due to a recent increase in the community transmission of COVID-19 in Dili. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Following the presentation of a valid negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine. Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 37.5°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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Timor-Leste: The capital, Dili, is re-imposing lockdown until 15 June 2021. During the lockdown period, if you are in Dili, you are prohibited to travel by land, sea or air to other municipalities except for health, security and humanitarian reasons which are considered necessary and authorised by the Integrated Crisis Management Centre. All social, cultural, sporting and religious events that involve gatherings of people are prohibited. The operation of public transport (microlets, biscotas and taxis) throughout the municipality of Dili are prohibited. Lockdown is also imposed in the municipalities of Covalima and Bobonaro until 15 June; while in the municipalities of Baucau, and Viqueque until 8 June 2021.
    All individuals residing in the municipality of Dili are required to isolate at home, except for the following reasons; seeking medical assistance, participating in judicial or police investigations, for which they are notified, purchase of goods or payment for essential services, including food, electricity supply, telecommunication services and access to the internet and attending to work and or professional obligations that have not be waived by their employer.
    Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine (after coming from abroad) and can move freely throughout the territory including in the municipalities where lockdown is imposed.
    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).
    *Public places and services: Grocery shops, fuel stations, pharmacies, clinics, banking facilities and building material stores remain open but enforce a 1 meter minimum distance between each person.

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    02.06.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: State of emergency renewed through 1 June (OSAC).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has re-imposed the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders from 3 May 2021 to 1 June l 2021. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency declared by the President of the Republic, due to a recent increase in the community transmission of COVID-19 in Dili.
    During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: Following the presentation of a valid negative COVID 19 test, you will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own accommodation, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health. Those who have been fully vaccinated and hold a valid vaccination certificate will be exempt from mandatory quarantine. Those who present symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 37.5°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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Timor-Leste: The capital, Dili, is re-imposing lockdown until 16 May 2021. During the lockdown period, if you are in Dili, you are prohibited to travel by land, sea or air to other municipalities except for health, security and humanitarian reasons which are considered necessary and authorised by the Integrated Crisis Management Centre. All social, cultural, sporting and religious events that involve gatherings of people are prohibited. The operation of public transport (microlets, biscotas and taxis) throughout the municipality of Dili are prohibited. Lockdown is also imposed in the municipalities of Ainaro, Baucau, Covalima, Ermera, Viquegue, Lautem, Liquica and Manufahi until 16 May 2021.
    All individuals residing in the municipality of Dili are required to isolate at home, except for the following reasons; seeking medical assistance, participating in judicial or police investigations, for which they are notified, purchase of goods or payment for essential services, including food, electricity supply, telecommunication services and access to the internet and attending to work and or professional obligations that have not be waived by their employer.
    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).
    *Public places and services: 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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    05.05.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Timor-Leste announced continued travel restrictions between municipalities until 02APR21 (OSAC, 29.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 2 April 2021. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Timor-Leste: The capital, Dili, is extending lockdown until 16 April 2021. During the lockdown period, if you are in Dili, you are prohibited to travel by land, sea or air to other municipalities except for health, security and humanitarian reasons which are considered necessary and authorised by the Integrated Crisis Management Centre. All social, cultural, sporting and religious events that involve gatherings of people are prohibited. The operation of public transportations (microlets, biscotas and taxis) throughout the municipality of Dili are prohibited. Lockdown in Covalima province has been removed. Lockdown in municipalities of Baucau and Viqueque are imposed until 9 April 2021.
    All individuals residing in the municipality of Dili are required to isolate at home, except for the following reasons; seeking medical assistance, participating in judicial or police investigations, for which they are notified, purchase of goods or payment for essential services, including food, electricity supply, telecommunication services and access to the internet and attending to work and or professional obligations that have not be waived by their employer.
    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).
    *Public places and services: 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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    07.04.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Authorities impose lockdown on Dili until 15 March because of COVID-19 concerns; travel by land, sea, air banned (Reuters, 08.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 2 April 2021. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The capital, Dili, is extending lockdown until 2 April 2021. During the lockdown period, if you are in Dili, you are prohibited to travel by land, sea or air to other municipalities except for health, security and humanitarian reasons which are considered necessary and authorised by the Integrated Crisis Management Centre. All social, cultural, sporting and religious events that involve gatherings of people are prohibited. The operation of public transportations (microlets, biscotas and taxis) throughout the municipality of Dili are prohibited. Lockdown in Covalima province has been removed. Lockdown in municipalities of Baucau and Viqueque are imposed until 29 March 2021.
    All individuals residing in the municipality of Dili are required to isolate at home, except for the following reasons; seeking medical assistance, participating in judicial or police investigations, for which they are notified, purchase of goods or payment for essential services, including food, electricity supply, telecommunication services and access to the internet and attending to work and or professional obligations that have not be waived by their employer.
    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).
    *Public places and services: 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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    22.03.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Authorities impose lockdown on Dili until 15 March because of COVID-19 concerns; travel by land, sea, air banned (Reuters, 08.03.2021).


    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 3 March 2021. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021. On December 29, the government amended the SOE. With the amendment, the rules of social distancing are redefined, and all individuals resident in Timor-Leste are obliged to:
    • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other individuals with whom they do not live in a common economy, when walking on public roads or in public or private enclosures, of public access and collective use.
    • Do not gather with more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Do not organize or participate in events or celebrations that involve groups of more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth when having to travel on public roads or access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use, and also when using any public passenger transport.
    • Hand sanitize when wanting to access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use.
    On December 29, the Government of Timor-Leste closed the border posts in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Travel by land and sea between said region and the other municipalities of Timor-Leste are prohibited until 23:59 on January 2, 2021. On December 24, 2020, the Government announced it had temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens from December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021, inclusive. This action was attributed to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases in Timor-Leste.
    *Travel in Timor-Leste: The capital, Dili, is imposing lockdown from 9 March -15 March with the possibility of an extension until 22 March. During the lockdown period, if you are in Dili, you are prohibited to travel by land, sea or air to other municipalities except for health, security and humanitarian reasons which are considered necessary and authorised by the Ministry of the Interior. All social, cultural, sporting and religious events that involve gatherings of people are prohibited. Lockdown in Covalima municipality continues.
    All individuals residing in the municipality of Dili are required to isolate at home, except for the following reasons; seeking medical assistance, participating in judicial or police investigations, for which they are notified, purchase of goods or payment for essential services, including food, electricity supply, telecommunication services and access to the internet and attending to work and or professional obligations that have not be waived by their employer.
    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).
    *Public places and services: 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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    10.03.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Temporary border closures through 15 February (OSAC, 03.02.2021). State of emergency extended through 3 March (OSAC, 02.02.2021)


    International Restrictions:
    Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 3 March 20021. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector, and other international workers whose work is relevant to Timor-Leste’s national interest;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021. On December 29, the government amended the SOE. With the amendment, the rules of social distancing are redefined, and all individuals resident in Timor-Leste are obliged to:
    • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other individuals with whom they do not live in a common economy, when walking on public roads or in public or private enclosures, of public access and collective use.
    • Do not gather with more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Do not organize or participate in events or celebrations that involve groups of more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth when having to travel on public roads or access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use, and also when using any public passenger transport.
    • Hand sanitize when wanting to access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use.
    On December 29, the Government of Timor-Leste closed the border posts in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Travel by land and sea between said region and the other municipalities of Timor-Leste are prohibited until 23:59 on January 2, 2021. On December 24, 2020, the Government announced it had temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens from December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021, inclusive. This action was attributed to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases in Timor-Leste.

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    19.02.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: Temporary border closures through 15 February (OSAC, 03.02.2021). State of emergency extended through 3 March (OSAC, 02.02.2021)


    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 15 February. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021. On December 29, the government amended the SOE. With the amendment, the rules of social distancing are redefined, and all individuals resident in Timor-Leste are obliged to:
    • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other individuals with whom they do not live in a common economy, when walking on public roads or in public or private enclosures, of public access and collective use.
    • Do not gather with more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Do not organize or participate in events or celebrations that involve groups of more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth when having to travel on public roads or access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use, and also when using any public passenger transport.
    • Hand sanitize when wanting to access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use.
    On December 29, the Government of Timor-Leste closed the border posts in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Travel by land and sea between said region and the other municipalities of Timor-Leste are prohibited until 23:59 on January 2, 2021. On December 24, 2020, the Government announced it had temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens from December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021, inclusive. This action was attributed to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases in Timor-Leste.

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    03.02.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: State of emergency, border closures will continue through 1 February because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 26.01.2021).


    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 1 February. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:

    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021. On December 29, the government amended the SOE. With the amendment, the rules of social distancing are redefined, and all individuals resident in Timor-Leste are obliged to:
    • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other individuals with whom they do not live in a common economy, when walking on public roads or in public or private enclosures, of public access and collective use.
    • Do not gather with more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Do not organize or participate in events or celebrations that involve groups of more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth when having to travel on public roads or access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use, and also when using any public passenger transport.
    • Hand sanitize when wanting to access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use.
    On December 29, the Government of Timor-Leste closed the border posts in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Travel by land and sea between said region and the other municipalities of Timor-Leste are prohibited until 23:59 on January 2, 2021. On December 24, 2020, the Government announced it had temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens from December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021, inclusive. This action was attributed to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases in Timor-Leste.

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    26.01.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021.(OSAC, 29.12.2020).


    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 24 January. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021. On December 29, the government amended the SOE. With the amendment, the rules of social distancing are redefined, and all individuals resident in Timor-Leste are obliged to:
    • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other individuals with whom they do not live in a common economy, when walking on public roads or in public or private enclosures, of public access and collective use.
    • Do not gather with more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Do not organize or participate in events or celebrations that involve groups of more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth when having to travel on public roads or access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use, and also when using any public passenger transport.
    • Hand sanitize when wanting to access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use.
    On December 29, the Government of Timor-Leste closed the border posts in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Travel by land and sea between said region and the other municipalities of Timor-Leste are prohibited until 23:59 on January 2, 2021. On December 24, 2020, the Government announced it had temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens from December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021, inclusive. This action was attributed to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases in Timor-Leste.

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    18.01.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021.(OSAC, 29.12.2020).


    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 14 January. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    • Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector;
    • Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    • International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021. On December 29, the government amended the SOE. With the amendment, the rules of social distancing are redefined, and all individuals resident in Timor-Leste are obliged to:
    • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other individuals with whom they do not live in a common economy, when walking on public roads or in public or private enclosures, of public access and collective use.
    • Do not gather with more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Do not organize or participate in events or celebrations that involve groups of more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth when having to travel on public roads or access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use, and also when using any public passenger transport.
    • Hand sanitize when wanting to access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use.
    On December 29, the Government of Timor-Leste closed the border posts in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Travel by land and sea between said region and the other municipalities of Timor-Leste are prohibited until 23:59 on January 2, 2021. On December 24, 2020, the Government announced it had temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens from December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021, inclusive. This action was attributed to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases in Timor-Leste.

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    08.01.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021.(OSAC, 29.12.2020).


    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: The Government of Timor-Leste has extended the temporary closure of its airports, ports and land borders to 7 January. The decision has been made under the State of Emergency, due to a recent increase in imported COVID-19 cases. During the above mentioned period of closure, the following exceptions will apply:
    Transit of Diplomatic or Consular Personnel, members of International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies, and workers in the petroleum sector;
    Operation of medical evacuations, and;
    International Transportation of goods.
    Timor-Leste is in the process of implementing a series of changes to their admission procedures due to the recent increase in imported COVID 19 cases. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories above, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Timor-Leste, with your travel agent/airline and the Embassy of Timor-Leste.

    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021. On December 29, the government amended the SOE. With the amendment, the rules of social distancing are redefined, and all individuals resident in Timor-Leste are obliged to:
    • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other individuals with whom they do not live in a common economy, when walking on public roads or in public or private enclosures, of public access and collective use.
    • Do not gather with more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Do not organize or participate in events or celebrations that involve groups of more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth when having to travel on public roads or access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use, and also when using any public passenger transport.
    • Hand sanitize when wanting to access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use.
    On December 29, the Government of Timor-Leste closed the border posts in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Travel by land and sea between said region and the other municipalities of Timor-Leste are prohibited until 23:59 on January 2, 2021. On December 24, 2020, the Government announced it had temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens from December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021, inclusive. This action was attributed to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases in Timor-Leste.

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    05.01.2021
  • East Timor Latest News: State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021.(OSAC, 29.12.2020).


    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Timor-Leste: With effect from 24 December 2020 until 2 January 2021 inclusive, Timor-Leste has temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens. This is due to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases to Timor Leste.
    *Quarantine requirements: You will need to quarantine for 14 days either in a government facility or in your own 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.
    *Testing on departure: 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A State of Emergency (SOE) is in effect through 11:59 PM, January 2, 2021. On December 29, the government amended the SOE. With the amendment, the rules of social distancing are redefined, and all individuals resident in Timor-Leste are obliged to:
    • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from other individuals with whom they do not live in a common economy, when walking on public roads or in public or private enclosures, of public access and collective use.
    • Do not gather with more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Do not organize or participate in events or celebrations that involve groups of more than 10 people, unless they all belong to the same household.
    • Use a face mask that covers the nose and mouth when having to travel on public roads or access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use, and also when using any public passenger transport.
    • Hand sanitize when wanting to access or remain in public or private places of public access and collective use.
    On December 29, the Government of Timor-Leste closed the border posts in the Special Administrative Region of Oe-cusse Ambeno (RAEOA). Travel by land and sea between said region and the other municipalities of Timor-Leste are prohibited until 23:59 on January 2, 2021. On December 24, 2020, the Government announced it had temporarily closed all land and sea borders to foreign and national citizens from December 24, 2020 – January 2, 2021, inclusive. This action was attributed to a recent increase of imported COVID-19 cases in Timor-Leste.

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    29.12.2020
  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • East Timor *****

    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]

    *****

    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
  • East Timor *****

    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.

    *****

    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]

    *****

    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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