Bhutan travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Bhutan with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Bhutan.

Bhutan travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Bhutan with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Bhutan - quick facts
Time difference UK +6 hours
Language(s) Dzongkha, Hindi
Currency Bhutanese Ngultrum, Indian Rupee
Electricity C + D + G plug (230V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

Why visit Bhutan?

Considering a holiday to the Bhutan? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

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Bhutan weather

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Bhutan travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Bhutan from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Bhutan.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Bhutan travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Bhutan with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Bhutan, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Bhutan covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Bhutan with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Bhutan travel features

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Bhutan FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Bhutan including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Bhutan due to Covid-19?

Bhutan is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Bhutan.

Check out Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Bhutan?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Bhutan. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Bhutan and the UK?

The time difference between Bhutan and the UK is UK time+6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Bhutan?

The main languages spoken in Bhutan are Dzongkha and Hindi.

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What is the currency in Bhutan?

The currency in Bhutan is the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN) and the Indian Rupee (INR).

Which plugs are used in Bhutan?

Bhutan uses electrical plug type C + D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Bhutan?

They drive on the left side of the road in Bhutan.

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Do you need a visa for Bhutan?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Bhutan.

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