Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste (May 14, 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 June 1.  Specific requirements of the SOE can be found at the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage.  

A general home confinement order for Dili Municipality effective through May 13, 2021, has been extended for fourteen additional days. 

Movement restrictions for the municipalities of Dili, Baucau, and Covalima, through May 16, 2021, have been extended for fourteen additional days.  Travel by land, sea, or air between the municipalities of Ainaro, Ermera, Lautem, Liquica, Manufahi, and Viqueque, and other Timor-Leste municipalities, is restricted through 23:59 on May 16, 2021.  More information about these restrictions, including exceptions, is available here.

Travel is restricted between the aforementioned municipalities and other administrative constituencies, except in cases duly substantiated by reasons of public security, public health, humanitarian assistance, maintenance of public supply systems, or the realization of the public interest.

During the enforcement periods, U.S. citizens are advised to limit outdoor movements as much as possible and should be prepared to provide explanation to the PNTL if requested.  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:

COVID-19 crisis page on

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,
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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