Visa fee

A visa is issued at the Paro Airport (the entry point, the Bhutans only Airport) during the immigration process. The cost for visa is only $20 US dolor which is issued and approved prior the entry with the pre-payment of travel itineraries. Except for the Indian national, each visitor needs the valid passport and visa in order to enter into Bhutan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thimphu issues a visa to all foreign travelers, which needs to be approved prior to arriving in Bhutan.

The requirement to enter and exit Bhutan

You will need a passport and visa to enter and exit Bhutan. All visas are approved from Thimphu and are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent. Applications for tourist visas are submitted by Bhutan based tour operators. All the visitors must obtain visa clearance from Thimphu before coming to Bhutan. Visa clearance takes at least 10 days to process and air tickets to Bhutan cannot be purchased without visa clearance. At your point of entry into Bhutan, immigration authorities will stamp a visa into your passport upon payment. You will also need to provide two passport photos. Visas are issued for a 15 day period with extensions available in Thimphu. The Bhutanese Department of Tourism sets a non-negotiable minimum daily tariff for all visitors to Bhutan. The rate includes all accommodations, all meals, transportation, services of licensed guides and porters, and cultural programs where and when available. The rate is the same for both cultural tours and treks. Travelers should contact the Tourism Council for the latest daily tariff.