Entering Bhutan

Bhutan remained isolated until the early 1960’s. To reach Bhutan, you had to travel by foot and via India and Tibet. Today, however, carefully planned economic development has made Bhutan more accessible through a network of roads, one international airport and two domestic airports.

Everyone requires a visa to enter the country via road and air.  Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can receive a visa on entry, a passport or voters card are acceptable on entry.

By Air

Connect to Bhutan from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai. The two national carriers of Bhutan are Drukair and Bhutan Airlines.

By Road

Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar are the only border areas open to tourists. The town of Phuentsholing in the south-west is located east of the Indian national airport at Bagdogra.