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Last verified: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19 AM

East Timor Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to East Timor

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to East Timor. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.9 / 5

East Timor shares a land border with Indonesia. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.9.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in East Timor

There are currently 27 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in East Timor. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in East Timor.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for East Timor

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for East Timor.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination East Timor from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/TL

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of East Timor.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Viqueque

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/timor-leste-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/timor-leste-east-timor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Entry restrictions apply to all travellers. If you travel to Timor-Leste, you'll be subject to at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a location determined by authorities, likely at your own expense, as well as mandatory COVID-19 testing. Border restrictions in place can change with little notice. We advise: Do not travel to Timor-Leste.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/timor-leste

Individual rating changes for East Timor

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of East Timor. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for East Timor changed from 3.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for East Timor to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for East Timor changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for East Timor to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for East Timor changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for East Timor to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for East Timor changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for East Timor to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for East Timor changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for East Timor with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from January 16th 2020

The total rating for East Timor changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for East Timor to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for East Timor changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for East Timor with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for East Timor with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for East Timor with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for East Timor with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for East Timor with a rating of 3.0.

About East Timor

East Timor with its capital Dili is a country in Oceania (South-Eastern Asia), slightly larger than Connecticut (15,007 km²). The country is located Southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago; note - Timor-Leste includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry seasons. The landscape is mountainous. With a population of about 1.11 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Dili
Population about 1.11 million
Size 15.007 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Connecticut
Common languages English, Indonesian, Portuguese, Telugu
Currency Dollar (short: USD)
International phone prefix +670
Internet Top Level Domain .tp
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TL
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TLS
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 626

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems East Timor is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • widespread use of slash and burn agriculture has led to deforestation and soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes
  • floods and landslides are common
  • tropical cyclones
  • tsunamis

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of East Timor. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. handicrafts
  2. printing
  3. soap manufacturing
  4. woven cloth

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cabbage
  3. cassava
  4. coffee
  5. corn
  6. mangoes
  7. manioc
  8. rice
  9. soybeans
  10. sweet potatoes

Timorese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from East Timor.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. marble
  3. note: potential for vanilla exports
  4. oil
  5. sandalwood

Import products

  1. food
  2. gasoline
  3. kerosene
  4. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for East Timor?

East Timor is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to East Timor.

Is it safe to travel East Timor in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to East Timor. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for East Timor?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for East Timor.

What is the current Corona virus situation in East Timor?

There are currently 27 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in East Timor. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in East Timor.

What is the size of East Timor?

East Timor has a size of 15,007 km² or 5,794 mi² which is slightly larger than Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.