Travel Info

Visa Formalities

 

All foreigners visiting Bhutan must have a valid visa clearance letter issued by the Department of Immigration of Bhutan prior to boarding of flight. They are required to produce a copy of the visa clearance letter issued by the Department of Immigration- Bhutan at the time of check-in. The Initial Reference letter issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not valid for Travel. Any passenger without valid visa clearance letter will be denied at Check-in counter and Drukair will not be liable for any claims.

 

Tourist Visa for foreigners are to be arranged by authorized travel agencies only.

 

For Indian Nationals:

 

All Indian Nationals visiting Bhutan does not require a visa to enter Bhutan.
Travel documents required are passport or voters ID card or Citizenship ID card.
Please note that a Person of Indian (POI) Origin and Overseas Citcard is not admissible.

 

For Bangladesh & Maldives Nationals:

 

All Bangladesh and Maldives National does not require visa to enter Bhutan.
Travel documents required are passports.

 

For travelers on Business visa to Bhutan:

 

Travellers on business visa will be required to pay $40 USD equivalent in Bhutanese Nultrum at the immigration counter on arrival.

Your business visa should be processed by your business counterpart in Thimphu’s Department of Immigration personally.

 

Daily Tariff

 

The minimum tariff for tourist visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

High Season Tariff: USD 250 per person per night halt (March, April, May, September, October & November)
Low Season Tariff: USD 200 per person per night halt (January, February, June, July, August & December)
The minimum price includes:

 

All internal Taxes and charges (including the royalty)

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All travel with a licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide
  • All internal Transport
  • Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking.

The Rates given above are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. (Valid from 2012)

 

Tariff Exception

 

With effect from 01/07/2009, the 25% discount on Diplomatic visas has been revoked.

There shall be no charge for CHILDREN up to the age of 5 years except for Visa fee. However,those between the ages of 6 – 12 years accompanied by eldes/ guardians shall be given 50% discount on daily rates.

Full time STUDENTS below the age of 25 years holding valid student identity cards from their academic institutions shall also be given a 25% discount on daily rates

A discount of 50% on daily rates shall be given to on person is a group of 11 to 15 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.

 

Surcharges

Individual tourist and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to surcharge, over and above the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows:

Single Individual: USD 40 per night
Group of 2 persons: USD 30 per person per night

The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.

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