International travelers must have a vaccine certificate and a negative PCR test result conducted 72 hours prior to entering Bhutan
Covid-19 is Controlled Well in Bhutan
Bhutan, a small country in the Himalayas is receiving international recognition in tackling the pandemic. With just one death and only one active case in the country as of 1st March, Bhutan is now planning to carefully open tourism in the next few months.
Conditions to Visit Bhutan
Tourists must be vaccinated and should also provide a negative PCR test result 72 hours before traveling to Bhutan. Another test will be conducted 48 hours ahead of departure to ensure travelers are safe and free of Coronavirus. The Tourism Council of Bhutan will be releasing the Standard Operating Procedures for the tourism stakeholders soon.
Bhutan Runs its Biggest Vaccination Campaign against COVID-19
Thousands of Bhutanese traveled to schools and public buildings for vaccination at the end of March as the Himalayan kingdom launched its biggest inoculation drive against COVID-19 with the AstraZeneca shots provided by its neighboring nation, India.
Buddist years in Bhutan are named after 12 animals like goat, rooster, pig, and religious followers believe that people born in the year of the Monkey are inventive and can solve even the most difficult problems rather easily.
Bhutan has been able to slow the spread of the virus with early screening and monitoring at entry points, testing, and sealing of borders.
Total infections stand at 870 with one death from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to government data.
In the week-long campaign the majority-Buddhist nation, tucked between China and India, hopes to inoculate more than half a million people who have registered for being vaccinated.
A country of about 800,000 people Bhutan received 150,000 doses of the vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India in January. But unlike neighboring Nepal that has suspended the campaign due to the lack of vaccines, authorities in Bhutan waited for 400,000 more shots that were provided this month to begin the campaign in one go.
The scenic country, which is heavily dependent on high-end tourists, is famous for its “gross national happiness” index as an alternative to gross domestic product to indicate real economic progress or development. Multi-country Asia Tours hopes to see you soon and be your great companion throughout your Asia tour packages to Bhutan.