The declaration of a state of emergency and the subsequent implementation measures have established a number of restrictions on the exercise of rights, such as the right of residence, movement and migration to any part of the national territory, as well as on the right of international movement. In this respect, it should be noted that the following measures were adopted:

  • Mandatory submission of all individuals wishing to enter or leave the national territory to health control.
  • Prohibition to board ships or aircrafts and to enter buses for all individuals with symptoms of Covid-19 or SARS-Cov2 infection, with the exception of cases of medical evacuation.
  • All individuals entering Timor-Leste are required to undergo medical examinations when they show symptoms of Covid-19 or of infection by SARS-Cov2.
    • Individuals diagnosed with Covid-19 or SARS-Cov2 infection are required to undergo therapeutic isolation.
    • The others shall be subject to prophylactic isolation for a minimum period of 14 days.
  • Compulsory confinement, in a health facility, at home or in an isolation center set for this purpose by the Government, for all Covid-19 and SARS-Cov2 infected patients and for all individuals entering national territory or those under the surveillance of the health authorities of Timor-Leste.
    • For Covid-19 and SARS-Cov2 infected individuals, the period of mandatory confinement ceases with medical discharge.
    • For individuals entering national territory or those under surveillance of the health authorities, the containment period shall end after 14 days from the date of commencement of the containment period.




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