Bhutan

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Bhutan?

0 New COVID cases in Bhutan
0 New COVID deaths in Bhutan
72.36% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Basic facts about Bhutan

Bhutan is a small country located in Southern Asia. The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu and the most spoken language is Dzongkha. The national currency in Bhutan is Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN).

What taxi apps are available in Bhutan?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Bhutan. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN)Official currency
1 EUR~84.94 BTN
1 USD~75.08 BTN

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Bhutan?

There are 5 common plug types used in Bhutan:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  Type M 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Bhutan?

Currently, citizens of 3 countries can enter Bhutan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Bhutan?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Bhutan.

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Is it safe in Bhutan?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On October 18, 2021, the risk level for Bhutan was changed to Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions.

Emergency phones in Bhutan

113 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

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