Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste (August 5, 2021)

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.

 Country-Specific Information:

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.

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.

Other links:


U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste
Avenida de Portugal,
Praia dos Coqueiros,
Dili, Timor-Leste
(+670) 332-4684
(+670) 7723-1328 (after hours)

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

Country Information

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