East Timor travel advice

Explore our complete guide to East Timor with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for East Timor.

East Timor travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to East Timor with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

East Timor - quick facts
Time difference UK +9 hours
Language(s) Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian
Currency US Dollar
Electricity C + E + F + I plug (220V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

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East Timor weather

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East Timor travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting East Timor from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around East Timor.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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East Timor travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to East Timor with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in East Timor, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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East Timor covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in East Timor with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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East Timor FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to East Timor including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to East Timor due to Covid-19?

East Timor is open for tourism from the UK.

Arrivals from the UK face a period of quarantine on entering East Timor. Fully vaccinated passengers exempt from quarantine.

Check out Information and Technology Agency, East Timor for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from East Timor?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from East Timor. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between East Timor and the UK?

The time difference between East Timor and the UK is UK time+9 hours.

What is the main language spoken in East Timor?

The main languages spoken in East Timor are Tetum, Portuguese and Indonesian.

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What is the currency in East Timor?

The currency in East Timor is the US Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in East Timor?

East Timor uses electrical plug type C + E + F + I (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in East Timor?

They drive on the left side of the road in East Timor.

Do you need a visa for East Timor?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter East Timor.

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