En De
Total doses
given
2M
People fully
vaccinated
676.3K
% Fully
vaccinated
86.99%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): ISO

Full Restrictions:

29.09.2022

All travellers

Bhutan is open to non-Bhutanese nationals arriving by air.

Requirements for entry are changing frequently. It is therefore important that you check for up-to-date information on detailed requirements with your tour provider or sponsoring organization before travelling.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Bhutan are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Bhutan are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

If you’re transiting through Bhutan

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Check with your airline before departing.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Entry and exit points

Foreigners, with the exception of citizens from India, Bangladesh and Maldives nationals, may only enter or depart the country through certain towns such as Phuntsoling, Samdrup Jongkhar and Gelephug (by road) or Paro (by air).

Visa

You will need a passport and visa to enter and exit Bhutan. Visas are only issued on arrival, but you must apply in advance through a tour operator and receive visa approval before you travel. Keep a photocopy of your passport visa pages and flight ticket separate from the originals when travelling.

All visas are approved from Thimphu and are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator, either directly or through a foreign travel agent. Applications for tourist visas are submitted by the tour operator.

All visitors (except nationals of Bangladesh, India and the Maldives) must obtain visa clearance from Thimphu before coming to Bhutan. More information, including a list of authorised tour operators in Bhutan, may be obtained from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

For further advice on tour companies you may contact the Honorary British Consul to Bhutan.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan sets a non-negotiable minimum daily tariff for all visitors to Bhutan. The rate includes all accommodations, all meals, transportation, services of licensed guides and porters. Cultural programmes where and when available will be organised on payment basis.

If you’re travelling for business or other non-tourist reasons you must arrange your visa through your sponsoring organisation in Bhutan.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months after the date you intend to leave Bhutan.

If you plan to stay in Bhutan for an extended period of time you may also wish to make contact with the British Honorary Consul to Bhutan.

Medication

There are restrictions on the import of medicines into Bhutan. You can bring your prescription and other medicines in quantities clearly for your own personal use. You should carry copies of the prescription with you if possible. For larger quantities, or if you’re carrying medicines not for your own personal use, check with the Honorary Consul to Bhutan.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.