Tourism Authority of Bhutan

Visiting Bhutan

a) Visitors must obtain "Visa Clearance" from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thimphu, prior to departing for Bhutan. Visa Clearance is also required by visitors at the time of obtaining Druk-Air ticket from their local agents.
b) Actual visa is stamped on the visitors' passports on arrival at the port of entry on payment of US$ 20 for a 15 day visa. Extension of visa, for a period not exceeding 6 months, can be obtained in Thimphu on payment of Nu.510.
c) Visitors can enter Bhutan by road through Indian territories at the border town of Phuntsholing in the south of the country or by air at Paro. Druk-Air operates a fleet of two BAe 146 jet airplanes with 71 (10 business class and 61 economy class) seats each. There are two flights a week each from Bangkok, New Delhi and Kathmandu and one flight a week each from Calcutta and Dhaka.
d) Tours to Bhutan can be arranged through travel agents abroad, or by directly contacting ground operators in Bhutan who are responsible for making all local arrangements (visa, Druk-Air reservation, tour programs, etc.) for visitors.
e) For any information or assistance required concerning visits to Bhutan, the Tourism Authority of Bhutan (TAB) can be contacted at the following address:

Tourism Authority of Bhutan
Post Box 126
Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone (975) 2-23251,2-23252 or Fax 2-23695.