Latest News: State of emergency renewed through 1 June (OSAC).
*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.
*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.