Northeast News – Bhutan decides to allow tourists to visit country with Covid19 negative certificate

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After several months of a ban on the entry of tourists due to Covid19 situation, the Bhutan authorities have decided to allow tourists to visit the country.

However, the Tourism Council of Bhutan in an order said the tourists will be allowed to visit the country if they follow certain conditions.

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The Tourism Council of Bhutan under the Royal Government of Bhutan in an order said the entry of tourist was not allowed from March 6, 2020, following the detection of the first Covid19 case in Bhutan.

Then, on September 5, 2020, the Ministry of Health issued a notification allowing individuals wishing to travel to Bhutan to visit the country after producing Covid19 negative certificate issued by a certified laboratory, certified to carry out RT-PCR test, not earlier than 72 hours before initiation of the journey from the country of origin.

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The individuals had to stay in facility quarantine for 21 days before they were allowed to travel within Bhutan.

Further, on December 7, 2020, the National COVID19 Task Force (NCTF) approved the entry of tourists to Bhutan under strict health guidelines and protocol.

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The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has informed that it will accept applications for inbound tourists, who are agreeable to stay in the facility quarantine for 21 days with the following conditions.

Interested inbound tourists now can apply through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator.

Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) per person per night will be levied for the 21 days quarantine period.
Bear charges for 21 days facility quarantine (room & food).

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Entry will be facilitated only for those coming via air.

Minimum Daily Package Rate (MDPR) will be applicable for the entire tour duration after the mandatory quarantine.

Bear the cost for all tests as per the Covid19 requirement.

Strictly follow Covid19 protocol and TCB guidelines.

Need to have insurance coverage.

Produce a Covid19 negative certificate issued by a laboratory certified to carry out RT-PCR test, not earlier than 72 hours before embarking or the initiation of a journey from the country of origin.

In addition, it is encouraged to have both the doses of Covid19 vaccine and also to check for other travel requirements if transiting through another country.





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