Visa & Customs
The visa application form needs to be completed and sent to
us at least two weeks prior to date of travel. The ministry of foreign
affairs takes a week to process the visa.
Once we receive your
visa, we will fax a copy to you or your agent and a copy to the Druk Air
station manager in the city from where you will be travelling into Bhutan.
The Druk Air tickets can be sent to your address
through courier or to the Druk Air station 5 days prior to the date of
travel. You can collect your tickets from the check in counters.
Indian nationals do not require a visa for Bhutan. A
permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or
voters ID. Other nationals should check visa requirements at the Bhutan
embassy. Custom and Duties:
Visitors are required to
complete a passenger declaration form for checking by concerned officers on
arrival. The following articles are exempt from duty:
|(a) Personal effects and articles for
day-to-day use by the visitor.
| (b) 2 liters of alcohol (spirits or
| (c) Instruments, apparatus of 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 on the
declaration form. If any such items are disposed off in Bhutan by sale or
gift, they are liable for customs duty. On departure, visitors are required
to surrender their forms to the Customs authorities.
Import/export of the following goods is strictly prohibited:
| (a) Arms, ammunition and explosives.
| (b) All narcotics and drugs except
medically prescribed drugs.
| (c) Wildlife products, especially those
of endangered species.
| (d) Antiques.
Import of plants, soil etc are subject to quarantine
regulations. These items must be cleared on arrival. Visitors are advised to
be cautious in purchasing old and used items; especially of religious or
cultural significance as such items may not be exported without a clearance