Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste (September 23, 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 September 29.   The SOE restricts gatherings and directs individuals to utilize preventative measures including social distancing, the wearing of face masks, and washing of hands.  Specific requirements of the SOE can be found at the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage.

 On September 22, the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) extended travel restrictions between the Municipality of Dili, and other Timor-Leste municipalities, through 23:59 on September 29. 

More information about these restrictions, including exceptions, is available here.

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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