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Bhutan Travel Restrictions

75.07% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 75.01% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand 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 BhutanTravelling from New Zealand to Bhutan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Bhutan.

Details and exceptions

Requirement does not apply to Bhutanese citizens returning home.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 8 days upon entering Bhutan.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to quarantine at a designated facility for at least 8 days. Travelers will be tested for COVID-19 on the 8th day.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Bhutan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Bhutan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Bhutan will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Bhutan. Please check the official guidelines from Bhutan for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Bhutan.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Bhutan.

  • Mask usage in Bhutan is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Bhutan are closed. Bars in Bhutan are closed.

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