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.
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 24 hours before departing to East Timor.
Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering East Timor.
Travellers returning from East Timor must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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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