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.
The Government of Timor-Leste (GOTL) renewed a nationwide COVID-19-premised State of Emergency (SOE) through 23:59 on November 28. The SOE directs individuals to utilize preventative measures, including social distancing, the wearing of face masks, and hand washing. It also stipulates that in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak in the country, individuals residing in Timor-Leste will be subject to COVID-19 testing or to present certification of full vaccination. Government institutions may also deny administrative services to those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or able to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within five days preceding service application. Additional Timor-Leste-specific COVID-19 information can be found at the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage.
Information about the current SOE, including exceptions, is also available 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. U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local news and resources for potential travel restrictions.
- COVID-19 crisis page on gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- S. Department of State’s Timor-Leste Country Information and Travel Advisory
- S. Department of Homeland Security’s website for the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- S. Department of State’s Travel to the U.S. FAQs
- World Health Organization – COVID-19 Timor-Leste
U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste
Avenida de Portugal, Praia dos Coqueiros, Dili, Timor-Leste
(+670) 7723-1328 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs
(1)-888-407-4747 or (1)-202-501-4444
Timor-Leste Country-Specific COVID-19 Information