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Travel & Tourism  

Indian Nationals Travelling to Bhutan

Indian nationals wishing to visit Bhutan may please carry either (a) Passport having validity of more than 6 months; or (b) Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India.

Indian nationals having their passports or voter IDs may directly approach Regional Immigration Office, Royal Govt. of Bhutan, Phuentsholing to obtain entry permits for visiting Thimphu and Paro in Bhutan.  No fee is charged by Royal Govt. of Bhutan for issuing entry permits.

No entry permit is required for Indian nationals for entering Phuentsholing City.  The Phuentsholing border gate normally remains open from 6 am to 8 pm.

However, tourists desirous of going beyond Thimphu and Paro need to acquire a 'special area permit’ from the Immigration Office, Royal Govt. of Bhutan located at Thimphu on any working days (Monday to Friday).

Special Advisory

Indian nationals travelling to Bhutan are advised not to bring Indian currency notes of the denominations of Rs. 500/- and Rs. 2000/- to Bhutan.  However, Indian currency notes of Rs. 100/- and below are accepted in Bhutan.  


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