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East Timor Travel Restrictions

30,43% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 29,71% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter East Timor.

East Timor entry details and exceptions

Timor-Leste has restricted the entry of all travelers except for nationals and residents of Timor-Leste, passengers born in Timor-Leste, legal representatives of Timorese minors; and oil rig workers.


Outgoing travel to East TimorTravelling from South Africa to East Timor

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 24 hours before departing to East Timor.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering East Timor.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from East Timor

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from East Timor must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from East Timor are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter East Timor. Please check the official guidelines from East Timor for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter East Timor.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter East Timor.

  • Mask usage in East Timor is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in East Timor are closed. Bars in East Timor are closed.

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