Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from intended departure date from Bhutan
A recent digital passport-appropriate photograph (or recent passport-size photograph if applying in person).
Valid travel insurance for the duration of the trip except nationals from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives
The Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) is a daily levy paid by visitors to support Bhutan’s development. Since the kingdom first opened its doors in 1974, guests have played a critical role in our country’s growth.
For all visitors except those from India, the SDF is USD 200 per person, per night. For Indians the SDF is INR 1,200 per person, per night.
Children who have not yet turned 6 are exempt from paying any SDF.
Children aged between 6 and who have not yet turned 12 at the time of travel receive a 50% concessionary discount on their SDF.
Children aged 12 and above pay the full SDF rate.
Pay for 4 nights and get 4 nights free
Pay for 7 nights and get 7 nights free
Pay for 12nights and get 18 nights free
Wire transfer or Credit cards (Visa cards, Master card or American Express cards) in USD
Indian nationals can pay in Indian Rupees
E-Visa holders must present the printed e-Visa and valid passport at the checkpoint.
The SDF will be refunded by the Department of Immigration for any cancelled or shortened trips; any bank charges will be deducted from the total refunded. Requests for SDF refunds should be submitted online using the visa portal. The refund will be processed after visitors leave Bhutan.
Any complimentary nights issued as part of the SDF incentive will not be refunded. However, if a guest pays the SDF for four nights (for example), and leaves after staying for three nights, they will be refunded the SDF for one night.