Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Bhutan in Prague
Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Bhutan in Prague

Useful Information

  • The number of tourists who can visit Bhutan in a single year is not limited.
  • To visit Bhutan, a one-time tourist visa is required. Since September 2022, new rules for tourism in Bhutan have been in effect. According to these new rules, every tourist is required to pay a special fee (SDF - sustainable development fee) of USD 200 per day of stay. This fee is primarily intended for building infrastructure to benefit tourists, and it does not include any services. Additionally, it is mandatory to hire a guide for each group of tourists, with one guide available for a maximum of 10 tourists. The fee is paid when applying for a visa. Detailed rules are available through licensed tour agencies.
  • SDF has been modified with effect from 1st July 2023 to USD 100,- per day of stay.
  • Entry into Bhutan is possible either by air or by land. The Paro Airport serves as the main point of entry by air. Paro Airport has flight connections with India (New Delhi, Baghdora, Bogdgaya, Kolkata, Guwahati), Thailand (Bangkok), Singapore (Changi Airport), Nepal (Kathmandu), and Bangladesh (Dhaka). Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, these connections may be limited. Ground entry points include Phuentsholing, Samdrup, Jonghar, and Gelephu.
  • Bhutan Airlines will commence direct flight operations between Paro and Sharjah, UAE, starting January 2024
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