It’s easy to get a tourist visa on arrival in Timor-Leste (East Timor), the former Portuguese colony that is the youngest country in Asia. The hard part is actually getting there, since one can fly there on commercial airlines from only three cities, namely Bali, Darwin, and Singapore.
The international airport in Dili is pretty small; there are no tubes and we had to walk on the tarmac. Just before entering the arrivals hall, there’s a window where one can buy the visa sticker (see above), which costs USD 30 (the currency of Timor-Leste is the US Dollar). They didn’t stick the visas on our passports just yet, though; for that, we entered the arrivals hall and went through immigration. The officer just asked us the usual questions: the purpose of our visit (tourism), the length of our stay (4 days), the name of our hotel (Katua’s Hotel), and the like. Satisfied with our answers, he gave us 20 days, stamped our passports, and off we went.