Customs and Immigration
Visitors are required to fill up the Custom Form and hand over to concerned authorities on arrival. Following articles are exempted from duty :-
a) Personal affects and articles for day to day use by the visitor
b) 2 litres of alcohol, 400 cigarettes, 150 gms of pipe tobacco
c) Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use
d) Photogrphic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use .
The articles mentioned under c). & d). must be declared in Custom Form. If such items disposed off in Bhutan by sale of gift, they are liable for custom duty.
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
Also visitors are advised to be cautious in purchasing old and used items. Custom authorities will not allow any old / used items to be taken out of the country if they have not been certified as non-antiques. Imports of plants, soils etc. are subject to quarantine regulations. These items must be cleared on arrival.
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Customs and Immigration
himalayan hotels and lodges
Want to make reservations ahead of time? Consider our line-up.
The Village lodge Bumthang
Bumthang is a religious central hub, and one of the most desired tourist destinations in Bhutan.
The Valley Camp Phobjikha
The valley camp is a one of a kind retreat that offers cozy rooms and amenities.
The Village Lodge Paro
Paro is home to many fascinating things. Experience the relaxing lifestyle in the village.
Taktsang Village Resort
Paro has many highlights for tourists. One of the most beautiful of Bhutan’s valleys.
Things you should know
The Daily USD 200 Sustainable Development (SDF) Fee.
Foreign visitors to Bhutan must pay a daily sustainable fee of USD 200. The new fees went into effect on June 20, 2022.
The Minimum Daily Package Rate (MDPR) has been removed.
Tourists will be able to engage service providers directly and pay for their services accordingly.
Which season to visit?
The best time to visit the country is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. There are many festivals and sights to see during these times of the year.
How to get here?
There is one international airport in the country. Regular flights are conducted by the two airlines; Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Contact us for more information on availability of flights to our country.
Preparing for the weather
Bhutan is a country that enjoys all four season of the year. Be sure to pack according to the season in which you intend to make your travel plans.
Embrace the culture
Prepare to embrace our culture while remembering to respect the way of life. Temples and Dzongs (Fortresses) require etiquette and proper dress codes.