Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste (April 4, 2022)

Location:  Timor-Leste, countrywide

 Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor COVID-19 conditions and restrictions in Timor-Leste, and the Embassy will share pertinent new information in bold for quick reference.

 Effective March 17, the Government of Timor-Leste (GOTL) amended its temporary and exceptional COVID-19 regulations through July 17, 2022.  Changes include:

  • Individuals entering Timor-Leste are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test result for the purpose of entry.
  • Individuals are no longer required to be tested for COVID-19 upon entry into Timor-Leste unless they present COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Timor-Leste’s land border has returned to normal daily operations.  

Persons entering Timor-Leste who do not present documentation proving full vaccination will be subject to a 10-day mandatory prophylactic isolation.  Individuals who are able to provide certification of full vaccination may be exempted from the 10-day isolation.  Exceptions to the GoTL order requiring individuals entering Timor-Leste to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 may be granted for health reasons.  Travelers unable to complete full COVID-19 vaccination for health reasons should carry a letter of justification from their doctor to present to health authorities upon arrival.  U.S. citizens are advised to contact their local Timorese Embassy or Consulate to confirm COVID-19 related entry requirements, including duration of quarantine periods and vaccination exceptions, to receive the most up-to-date information.    

Government institutions may deny access to their facilities to those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, able to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within five days, or in possession of a COVID-19 recovery certificate.  Additional Timor-Leste-specific COVID-19 information can be found at the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage.

The Government extended preventative measures, including the wearing of face masks and social distancing, and group events should be held in accordance with social distancing provisions.

Amendment and COVID-19 health information may be found at the Government of Timor-Leste’s official website.

U.S. citizens are cautioned that the GoTL may impose criminal penalties for directive non-compliance.  In addition, foreigners may be referred to Migration Service for non-compliance.  U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local news and resources for potential travel restrictions.

Other links:


U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste
Avenida de Portugal,
Praia dos Coqueiros,
Dili, Timor-Leste

(+670) 330-2400, ext. 2026 (business hours)
(+670) 7723-1328 (after hours emergency)

State Department – Consular Affairs
(1)-888-407-4747 or (1)-202-501-4444

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