Policies

Covid-19 and health care services

Last updated: 16 September 2022

Coronavirus (Covid–19)

Although we recommend all visitors stay up to date with vaccinations against covid-19 (coronavirus) to help stop the spread of the disease, there are now no covid-19 vaccination requirements for adults or children to enter Bhutan from September 23rd 2022. There is no quarantine period. 

All individuals (12 years and above) entering Bhutan may be subjected to random RT-PCR testing at the points of entry or at the worksite to maintain covid-19 surveillance for new variants. No fee shall be charged for the RT-PCR testing for surveillance.

If a guest tests positive for covid-19 during their stay in Bhutan, they will be required to quarantine in their hotel until they test negative. The cost for the additional quarantine nights and PCR tests will be borne by the guest. The Sustainable Development Fee will be waived during the quarantine period. 

There will be no covid-19 protocols to leave Bhutan, unless the country the guest is travelling to requires them.  

There are currently no community infections in the country. The few cases detected are primarily in travellers who tested positive when entering Bhutan. Additionally, the country’s excellent health-surveillance and detection services make Bhutan safe to visit.

Bhutan began its vaccination efforts on March 27th 2021 and inoculated its population within two weeks. Bhutanese citizens are currently being offered a fourth dose of the covid-19 vaccine, and a vaccination programme for the country’s children is under way. The country has had a relatively low mortality rate from the disease.

Health care Services

Bhutan places human capital at the core of its policymaking. As a result, it enjoys well-developed primary health-care services. The Constitution of Bhutan guarantees free education and primary health care to all its people.

Visitors to the kingdom have access to the same excellent medical provision. Primary health-care services are available in all the country's 205 gewogs (county). Additionally, there are hospitals in all 20 dzongkhags (districts), including one national and two regional specialist hospitals.