Visa Requirements for Bhutan
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Freedom of Travel
Passport holders of 1 country have freedom of travel to Bhutan. This often means there will be no limitation on the duration of stay, and no restrictions on activities such as volunteering, employment, or conducting business.
Visa Not Required
Passport holders of 2 countries can travel to Bhutan without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.
Pre-arranged Visa Required
Prior to arrival at Bhutan, passport holders of 226 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of Bhutan. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.
- Visa RequiredAll foreigners must obtain a visa before visiting Bhutan. Foreign tourists must use a licensed Bhutanese tour operator or one of their international partners to pre-arrange their visa and book their holiday.
A daily fee is charged for every day of stay.
Upon entering Bhutan, all foreigners are issued a 7 or 14 days "Entry Permit" by default, valid for Thimphu and Paro only. The rest of Bhutan is considered a restricted area, and foreigners need a "Restricted-Area Permit" to enter.
Foreigners wishing to visit Buddhist temples must obtain a "Temple Permit" from the Ministry of Culture.
- Visa RequiredVisa on arrival for a maximum stay of 15 days for passengers who sent their application by a tour operator to the department of tourism at least two and a half months in advance, provided they present two passport photos
Visas are issued only to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator
- Visa RequiredPassengers with an application for a tourist visa can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 15 days if the application is sent by a tour operator to the Department of Tourism at least 2 and a half months in advance.
The passenger must have 2 passport photos.
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