Current travel advisories for East Timor

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to East Timor.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4 / 5

East Timor is a country in Oceania (South-Eastern Asia) with around 2 million citizens and a land mass of 15,007 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.1 / 5

East Timor shares a land border with Indonesia. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.1. See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 19,033 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 104 reported deaths associated with the disease in East Timor.


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0


Finnish government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Risk för våldsamheter och för plötsligt försämrat säkerhetsläge. Var mycket försiktig, undvik demonstrationer och folksamlingar.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

US American government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Timor-Leste due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Timor-Leste due to crime and civil unrest. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Timor-Leste due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting entry into Timor-Leste, including for U.S. citizens. Commercial transportation to/from Timor-Leste is not available or only sporadically available. It may be difficult to enter or leave Timor-Leste and travelers should expect delays entering Timor-Leste and/or returning to the United States. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Timor-Leste. Country Summary: Timor-Leste has seen isolated instances of police responding to protests with force and the use of tear gas. Stone throwing attacks on vehicles can occur during gang conflicts and periods of unrest. Gender-based violence is high in Timor-Leste, and sexual harassment is fairly common. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4


Canadian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. Infection numbers are increasing rapidly and the health system is under pressure. A State of Emergency is in place. Lockdown arrangements are in place for Dili and isolation zones apply in several municipalities. Some exemptions apply (see ’Travel’). It is mandatory to wear a face mask. Wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing and avoid gatherings of people. Mandatory random COVID-19 testing may be required. Follow the advice of local authorities. Entry restrictions apply to all travellers (air, land and sea) and can change with little notice. You must provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. Travellers with certificates showing full vaccination may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine period on arrival (see ’Travel’). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Timor-Leste due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


Country information

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Basic facts

around 2 million
Covering landmass
15,007 km²
Dollar (USD)
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Airports in East Timor (extern)


Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in East Timor.

Is East Timor safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for East Timor. With a risk index of 4 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for East Timor?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for East Timor.

What countries does East Timor share land borders with?

East Timor shares a land border with Indonesia. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.1. See danger map of the region.

Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!