Policy / Regulations

 
Alternative Campsite for Jomolhari Trek

Alternative Campsite for Jomolhari Trek

Upon request made by ABTO on identification of alternative campsites along the Jumolhari Trek route (so that tour operators are not penalised for not reaching the designated campsites), the Department of Forests and Park Services,  MoAF has extended their support towards facilitating use of alternate campsites namely  Singarabten, Thodozam, Tsheyam Marp and Soei Makha) as an interim measure […]

 

Bylaws for Porter Services Group, Lunana Gewog

This is to kindly inform that Gasa Dzongkhag has initiated Porter Services Group for Lunana Gewog for meaningful engagement and supporting the communities towards effective service delivery for tourism. Please find draft Bylaws and Business plan on Porter Services Group of Lunana for your comments and suggestions.  Kindly provide your views/comments, if any, at the […]

 
Update on Paro Airport Parking

Update on Paro Airport Parking

This is to kindly inform that the Board of Directors of ABTO has met with the Director of the Department of Air Transport, Paro on 14th March 2017. As such the Association would like to update as follows: – Departure Terminal There will be no charges at the drop zone at Departure terminal. For Buses upto 5 minutes […]

 

Update on e-Visa for tourists routing through India

The Government of India has decided to further liberalise and simplify the existing e-Tourists Visa scheme w.e.f. 1st April 2017. Please find here the details.  This is for your kind information and reference for those who have tourists routing through India.

 

Notification on INR Bank Notes

Kindly be informed that Indian Rupee bank notes of denomination 500 and above will not be allowed to be used in Bhutan with immediate effect until further notice. In the case of tourists visiting Bhutan the bank notes shall be retained on entry to be returned upon exit. Please find here the notification from RMA to DRC.

 

Draft National Transport Policy of Bhutan

Please find here the draft National Transport Policy being developed by the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC). MoIC through BCCI has requested for feedback on the draft policy by 31st March 2017

 
Notification on Entry Fee for Taktsang

Notification on Entry Fee for Taktsang

Please find notification from Dratshang Lhentshog with regard to the introduction of entry fee for non Bhutanese visitors/ non tariff tourists for visiting Taktsang, Paro effective from 1st March 2017. This is for your kind information.

 
Update on Meeting with Hon’ble Lyonpo, MoAF

Update on Meeting with Hon’ble Lyonpo, MoAF

The Association would like to inform and update that on 2nd December 2016 the ABTO Board Directors had a bilateral meeting with Hon’ble Minister of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). Such bilateral meetings are part of series of meetings planned with relevant agencies such as Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Economic […]

 

Draft Regulations on Drones

Owing to growing interest and increasing request for permission to use Drones in the country for different purposes, MoIC has received government instructions to develop Regulations to govern their operation. Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority has come out with the Draft Regulations and they are seeking your feedback to make the regulations better, user-friendly and safe […]

 

Visa copy for Tashichho Dzong

Visa copy (Tariff paying tourists) for entrance to Tashichho Dzong As you are aware that w.e.f. 1st September 2016, entrance fee of Nu. 300.00 per tourist for visitation to Tashichho Dzong will be introduced. Although entrance fee is not applicable to tariff paying tourists, you are required to show copy of tourist visa at the entrance […]