Travel Information for Regional Tourists visiting Bhutan
Regional tourist are Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian nationals. Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian nationals can obtain a visa at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 month validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card as document of identity.
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Druk Air, the Royal Bhutan Airlines operates regular fights to/from Paro to Delhi, Kolkotta, Gaya, Kathmandu and Bangkok.Bhutan Airline, operates regular fights to/from Paro to Kolkotta, Delhi, Gaya, Kathmandu and Bangkok.Today the main roads entering the country are through Phuentsholing in the south, linking Bhutan with the Indian plains of West Bengal, through the border towns of Gelephu, in the central region and Samdrup Jongkhar, in the east, that link with the Indian state of Assam.
All visitors to Bhutan require a visa to enter the country. Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can receive a visa on entry and it is not necessary for them to book travel through a tour operator, however it is recommended. In the case of Indian nationals a passport or voters card are acceptable on entry.
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The route permit is required for those traveling to restricted area beyond dochula pass. The route pass is processed and issued from Thimphu only after arrival in Bhutan on production of the entry permit. For route permit, two copies of passport size photograph is required and it can be processed only during working hours (Monday -Friday). The applications are accepted from 9-11 am and the permit is granted on same day from 3-5 pm in summer and 3-4 pm in winter.