Bhutan international travel guide in 2023
Bhutan is part of Asia with main city at Thimphu. It's usually 🌤️ 12.05 °C in Bhutan with a rainfall of 🌧 103.10 mm. Internet speed in Bhutan is on average 2.4 Mbps. In Bhutan you drive on the left side. Its Least Developed country with a population of 776K people. The main currency is Ngultrum. The languages spoken are Dzongkha. Automatic teller machines are common in Bhutan. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed 🌤️ ~12.05 °C 🌧 ~103.10 mm 👨👩👦👦 776K people
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise normal safety precautions
We've reviewed our advice for Bhutan. We've lowered the level of our advice. We now advise you exercise normal safety precautions. Bhutan has reopened to travellers and introduced new entry requirements, including a Sustainable Development Fee. You're no longer required to quarantine on arrival and all COVID-19 vaccination requirements have been lifted. Individuals aged 12 and over may be subject to random RT-PCR testing on arrival. We now advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Bhutan.
Bhutan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.
The languages that are typically spoken are Dzongkha
💱 Currencies Used
Bhutan uses the Bhutanese ngultrum (symbol: Nu.), code BTN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ngultrums. Ngultrum is subdivided into 100 chhertums. Coins come in denominations of 50, 25, 20 and 1 chhertums.
Automatic teller machines are common in Bhutan. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Bhutan is on average 2.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bhutan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 355.54 BTN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Bhutan Telecom or Tashi Cell. Bhutan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bhutan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Bhutan, dial +, then 975 (the country code for Bhutan), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Bhutan, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 3 .
🛣️ Road rules
In Bhutan you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) on undivided highways, 50 km/h (31 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) on expressways and 8-20 km/h (4-12 mph) in all built-up areas.
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