Bhutan Travel Restrictions

88.81% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, will not be allowed to enter Bhutan.

Bhutan entry details and exceptions

Travelers are not allowed to enter Bhutan. Visa on arrival services are suspended until further notice. These travel restrictions do not apply to citizens of Bhutan.

Outgoing travel to BhutanTraveling from the United States to Bhutan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Bhutan.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 21 days upon entering Bhutan.

Details and exceptions
Permitted travelers who are vaccinated are required to quarantine for 14 days in a quarantine facility.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Bhutan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Bhutan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Bhutan are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Bhutan

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.


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