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Indians traveling to Bhutan
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Kind attention: All prospective travellers to Bhutan from India

The Kingdom of Bhutan has still not opened its borders for tourism due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and circumstances related to the COVID pandemic. All individuals wishing to travel to Bhutan have to present a negative COVID RT-PCR test certificate not earlier than 72 hours prior to leaving the country of origin, They also have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine as per the COVID-19 protocols of the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan. The cost of institutional quarantine (of minimum 21 days) has to be borne by the individual visitor. RGoB officials may be contacted on +975-2328095, 321842, 322602, 328091 for any queries relating to travel and tourism.

Indian nationals intending to visit Bhutan are required to carry any of the two valid 'Travel Documents' (a) Valid Indian Passport having validity of minimum 6 months; and/or (b) Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India. No Visa is required to visit Bhutan.

Indians coming to Bhutan by road are required to obtain an 'Entry Permit' on the basis of valid Travel Document from the Immigration Office of Royal Government of Bhutan at Phuentsholing, located on the Indo-Bhutan border opposite Jaigaon, West Bengal. Similarly, Indians coming by air must posses any one of the above mentioned Travel Document and get the Entry Permit at the Paro International Airport. The 'entry permit' allows an Indian tourist to visit Thimphu and Paro only. However, any tourist going beyond Thimphu and Paro need to acquire a 'special area permit' from the RGoB Immigration Office at Thimphu on any working days (Monday to Friday)

Climate:

 During winter (November to March) the minimum temperature drops to minus 10 in the Thimphu valley. Summers (April-June) are very pleasant. One should avoid traveling during the rainy season (July-September)

Places to visit:

Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdiphodrang, Bumthang. Special permits are however required to visit towns other from Thimphu and Paro.  

Please visit the following sites for more information about Bhutan:

www.tourism.gov.bt

www.abto.org.bt

www.drukair.com.bt

www.bhutanstudies.org.bt

www.kuenselonline.com

 www.bhutan.gov.bt 

 
 
 
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