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Customs Declaration

When you arrive as a traveler into Timor-Leste, you are legally required to complete a Customs Arrival Declaration form.

Upon arrival, you can bring there are certain goods you can bring in without paying any duties:

  • Your personal baggage, and
  • Goods for non-commercial use (up to the value of USD 300 (three hundred dollars).

To be considered traveler’s baggage, the goods must be:

  • For personal and non-commercial use, and
  • Appropriate for the traveler’s personal or family use, or intended to be offered as gifts, i.e. the nature and amount of goods should not convey that they will be used for commercial activity.
  • Duty-free items and goods
  • Adult travelers aged 17 years and over

Each adult traveler can bring goods duty-free into Timor-Leste up to a maximum value of USD $300 (three hundred dollars). Additionally, duty-free goods are limited per traveler to the following maximum quantities for each item:

Tobacco products:

  • 200 cigarettes, or
  • 100 cigarillos (with a maximum weight of 3 grams per unit), or
  • 75 cigars, or
  • 30 grams of cut tobacco


  • 75 grams

Eau de toilette (perfumes):

  • 0.375 litre

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages:

  • Distilled beverages and spirits with an alcoholic rate superior to 22% vol. natural 80% vol. ethanol or more than 1.5 liters
  • Wine 5 liters

Coffee or Tea:

  • 1 kilogram of coffee
  • 200 grams or 80 grams of tea essence


  • Quantity corresponding to the personal needs of the traveler.

If you are under the age of 17, you:

  • Cannot bring any tobacco products, or alcohol, or alcoholic beverages into Timor-Leste
  • Can bring in other products duty-free up to a total limit of $300 (three hundred dollars), and with limits on individual items outlined above.

If the goods you are bringing with you into Timor-Leste are more than $300 (three hundred dollars) and are not exempt from duties, you must declare them upon arrival.

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