The country opened its borders for foreign arrivals on 23 September 2022 after fully vaccinating most of its adult population. Visitors can process visa online directly or through andBeyond DMC in Bhutan (Visa fees is USD 40 per person). Documents required for VISA process:
• Passport copies valid for six months for the intended date of departure from the kingdom,
• Travel insurance valid for duration of the trip,
• Recent passport size photographs,
• Copy of the COVID vaccination certificate (where applicable).
For international travellers (barring SAARC nations), the Sustainability Development Fee (SDF) has been revised to USD 200 per person/night and will be levied over and above the tour costs.
No COVID-19 vaccination or testing is required for inbound travellers; however, we recommend to carry a copy of the vaccine certificate (where applicable) in English.
All individuals (12 years and above) entering Bhutan are subjected to random RT-PCR testing (at no additional fees) at the formal points of entry or at the worksite to maintain COVID – 19 surveillance for new variants.
Anyone testing positive will be required to quarantine in their hotel until they test negative. The cost for the additional quarantine nights and PCR tests will be borne by the guest. The SDF will be waived during the quarantine period.