A tourist visa is required for entry into Bhutan and it should be strictly routed through local tour operators such as Bhutan Everest Tours & Treks who will take of this for you. No Bhutanese embassies or missions abroad issue tourists visa.
To process visa, you need to furnish the following documents/information:
• A copy of valid passport (the passport should have validity of 6 months on the day of departure from Bhutan).
• A color passport size photograph not older than 6 months
• Passport place/country of issue
• Permanent address
Note: You need to send passport copy and photograph via email attachment in JPEG format to enable us to upload in the visa online system.
We apply visa on your behalf and upon approval, forward you a copy, which you need to print and bring along and produce at the airport immigration desk. Actual visa will be stamped on your passport on arrival at Paro International airport or at the border if you enter via land.
Following articles are exempted from duty:
a. Personal affects and articles for day to day use by the visitor
b. 2 liters of alcohol
c. Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use
d. Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use
* The articles mentioned under “c”& “d” must be declared upon entry. If such items disposed of in Bhutan by sale or gift, you are liable for a custom duty upon exit.
Import and Export of following goods are strictly prohibited:
a. Arms, ammunitions, explosives and military stores
b. All narcotics and drugs except medically prescribed drugs
c. Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species
e. Pornographic materials
f. purchasing of old items should be certified as non antiques.
g. Imports of plants, soils etc are subject to quarantine regulations. These items must be cleared on arrival.