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Tourism in Bhutan has been growing over the years since 1974 due to the government’s effort to raise revenue and promote the country’s tradition and culture to the world. In 1999, the country had 7,158 tourists and by 2017, over 250,000 tourists were recorded in Bhutan.

Although Canada is not among the top countries that visit Bhutan, some Canadians still choose the South Asian country as a tourist destination.

Bhutan has diplomatic relations with only 52 countries, in addition to the EU, and Canada is one of the countries. Canada contributes to the country’s economic development through development assistance.

When traveling to Bhutan, you need the right Bhutan travel insurance policy or private medical plan to cover you and your loved ones against medical emergencies, accident or hospitalization outside Canada.

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Basic Information About Bhutan

Some important information on Bhutan Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Indian rupee, Bhutanese ngultrum
Most common languages spoken Dzongkha, Tshanglakha, Sharchokpa, and Lhotshamkha
Capital Thimphu
Continent Asia
Population Approx. 807,610
Plug type Plug type D, F, and G
Driving side Left-hand side
  • Spring - March to May
  • Summer - June to August
  • Autumn - September to November
  • Winter - December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

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Bhutan Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Bhutan is yours and you are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. However, since we care about your safety and security, we provide you reliable information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as you travel to the South Asian country.

Risk Level

Bhutan – Take normal security precautions

Entry / Exit requirements

It is the sole prerogative right of every country or territory to decide who enters or exits its borders. The Canadian government will not intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from the authorities of Bhutan; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you use for travel determines the entry requirements that apply to you. Find out the passport requirements from your transportation company before you leave.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - You must hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date you expect to leave Bhutan.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - The entry rules that apply when traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Bhutan before you leave.

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Bhutan Healthcare

Bhutan has both public and private hospitals. The government maintains a universal healthcare system for its citizens but some diseases such as cancer cannot be treated in Bhutan. Also, medical treatment in Bhutan may be expensive and some hospitals may require cash payment. So, it makes sense to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right Bhutan travel insurance for the all-round coverage you need in Bhutan.

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Bhutan Travel Insurance News

After coming from Tanzania and landing his first job at a local restaurant, Salvatori Niyongere has been in Lethbridge for a year. Niyongere said he loves cooking, washing dishes and sometimes cutting carrots and onions.

Niyongere was born in Bhutan. Thereafter, he lived in a refugee camp in Nepal for 23 years. A lot of people who move from Bhutan to Canada have waited for long in refugee camps.

Jillian Wiig from Flexibility Learning Systems said they have students that are mostly from Bhutan and they have been in refugee camps for about 20 years on the average.

Sandrea Mintz who works with Lethbridge Family Services said that refugees are not just people who come from other countries and sometimes the need for help is much closer to home. Lethbridge organizers said that they want all refugees to know that they have a safe and supportive place to call home, irrespective of how far they have travelled.

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