Bhutan has vaccinated more than 95 per cent of its eligible population with two dose of the vaccine. Bhutan is now opening the country for travelers who are willing to undergo a 21 day quarantine.

As per a recent notification from the TCB, all incoming tourists will have to apply through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator. They will have to undergo the 21-day mandatory facility quarantine and also pay the daily sustainable development fee of USD 65 for the period. Moreover, they will be required to bear the charges for quarantine and COVID tests. 

While the entry will be facilitated only for those coming via air, tourists will have to produce a COVID-19 negative certificate issued by a laboratory certified to carry out an RT-PCR test, not earlier than 72 hours before the initiation of a journey from the country of origin. They are also expected to strictly follow COVID-19 protocol and TCB guidelines while in the country.

The Minimum Daily Package Rate approved by the TCB will be applicable for the entire tour duration after the mandatory quarantine.

Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will now accept applications for inbound tourists, who are agreeable to stay in the facility quarantine for 21 days with the following conditions.

  1. Interested inbound tourist to apply through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator.   
  2. Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) per person per night will be levied for the 21 days quarantine period.
  3. Bear charges for 21 days facility quarantine (room & food). 
  4. Entry will be facilitated only for those coming via air.
  5. Minimum Daily Package Rate (MDPR) will be applicable for the entire tour duration after the mandatory quarantine.
  6. Bear the cost for all tests as per the COVID-19 requirement.
  7. Strictly follow COVID-19 protocol and TCB guidelines.
  8. Need to have insurance coverage.
  9. Produce a COVID-19 negative certificate issued by a laboratory certified to carry out RT-PCR test, not earlier than 72 hours before embarking or the initiation of a journey from the country of origin.

In addition, it is encouraged to have both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine and also to check for other travel requirements if transiting through another country.

The entry of tourists was stopped from March 6 last year after the country detected its first COVID case.

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