Bhutan since more than a decade has been on the bucket list countries amongst Indian travellers. The reason being it is sharing-friendly borders with India and it doesn’t require a visa to enter. With its spellbinding beauty, massive landscapes and its short distance, Bhutan has been a favourite destination among Indians.
With more than 15 lakh Indian Tourist every year, India’s share in the visitors of Bhutan is more than 69%.
But now, this would definitely change as the Bhutanese government is ending the free entry for Regional Tourist. The country announced that it will put daily fees; a Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of INR 1200 per person from July 2020.
As for children between the age of 6 and 12 years, INR 600 needs to be paid.
With the recent influx of Tourists in the country, Bhutan Government introduced it to help regulate the heavy tourist traffic.
Whereas, until July 2020, Indian nationals visiting Bhutan are only required to carry any one of the two travel documents. An Indian passport with minimum 6 months validity and/or a voter ID card issued by the Election Commission of India. They levy fees per day from July 2020 as mentioned above. The visa is not required for Indian/Regional Tourists.
Travel Ban has been imposed to enter Bhutan due to Covid 19. Please check before planning your travelling until June 2020.