Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Timor-Leste and will continue to share information and include pertinent new information in bold for quick reference.
On March 31, the Government of Timor-Leste (GOTL) extended a State of Emergency (SOE) for the entire country through 23:59 on May 2. Specific requirements of the State of Emergency can be found at the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage.
On April 14, the GOTL announced new and continuing travel restrictions. Travel by land, sea, or air between Dili, Baucau, and Viqueque Municipalities, and other Timor-Leste municipalities, would continue to be restricted through 23:59 on May 2, except in limited situations authorized by the Integrated Crisis Management Center. Travel by land, sea, or air between Ermera, Covalima, and Ainaro Municipalities, and other Timor-Leste municipalities, are also restricted through 23:59 on May 2, except in limited situations authorized by the Integrated Crisis Management Center.
The Government continues to advise that individuals stay at home unless obtaining or assisting in the delivery of goods and services. U.S. citizens are cautioned that the GOTL may impose criminal penalties for non-compliance to its announced directives.
U.S. citizens are advised to continue to practice preventative measures, including wearing face masks and practicing social distancing, and to monitor local news and resources for potential travel restrictions and changes to the Government’s directives.
COVID-19 crisis page on state.gov
CDC page on COVID-19
U.S. Department of State’s Timor-Leste Country Information and Travel Advisory
World Health Organization – COVID-19 Timor-Leste
U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste
Avenida de Portugal,
Praia dos Coqueiros,
(+670) 7723-1328 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs
(1)-888-407-4747 or (1)-202-501-4444
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