Foreign travel advice

Bhutan

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

Summary

Coronavirus: stay up to date

The Bhutanese authorities have introduced a number of measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including a restriction on the entry of all tourists, British nationals included. See Staying during coronavirus.

You must arrange any visit to Bhutan through an authorised travel agent well in advance. See Entry requirements

Britain is represented in Bhutan by an Honorary Consul. Consular support is not available from the British government in Bhutan. However, the British Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, India can provide consular support to British nationals.

Car and motorbike accidents are one of the biggest causes of injury and death overseas. If possible, avoid travelling at night. Always travel in a well-maintained vehicle with seatbelts. See Safety and security

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Bhutan, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

In Bhutan you should take local law and customs seriously. If in doubt, you should take advice from your tour guide. See Local law and customs

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.