Visa and Insurance

Visa

Bhutan government regulations specifies that all foreign visitors (except Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals) are to obtain a visa through a licensed local tour operator or travel agent. Once your booking is confirmed, an electronic copy of your passport photo-page (with 6-month validity from the day of travel) is sent to our trusted and experienced local partners to apply for your visa with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB). Your visa will be processed once the full payment of your holiday has been received by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. A one time visa processing fee of USD $40 per person applies. The average time for your visa to be processed is 72 hours. Once your visa is approved, you will be provided with a clearance letter. You will need to show this letter along with your passport at the check-in for your flight to Bhutan. Upon arrival at your port of entry in Bhutan, show your visa clearance letter to the customs officer, at which point the visa will be stamped into your passport.

Visa on arrival in Bhutan is only available to Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals who can obtain a visa at the port of entry by producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6-months validity. Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card.

Insurance

We strongly recommend all our clients to obtain comprehensive travel insurance policy for their journey to Bhutan. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please also ensure that the policy covers any adventure activities ( i.e. trekking, rafting, motorcycle riding etc.) that you will be undertaking.

Proof of your travel insurance will be needed otherwise you may not be able to commence the trip.