Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste (October 1, 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:

The Government of Timor-Leste (GOTL) renewed a nationwide COVID-19-premised State of Emergency (SOE) through 23:59 on October 29.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.  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 non-compliance to its announced directives.  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) 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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