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Last updated: 25 November 2022

The Department of Tourism, Royal Government of Bhutan has developed this website as a medium of interaction among people who are planning to visit or have visited Bhutan. Here you’ll find general information, tips on travelling, place of interest, and other information for the purpose of tourism. By accessing this system, you hereby agree to the following Terms and Conditions of the website requirements.

Copyright and trademark rights

The whole contents of the website are copyright protected. The Department of Tourism or third parties control all rights. The elements on the website are freely available for browsing purposes only. Duplication of this information, or portions of it, in any written or electronic form is only authorized with a precise mention of the website. Without the previous written approval of the Department of Tourism, reproduction, transfer, alteration, connection, or use of the website for public or commercial purposes is prohibited.

The site's different names and logos are generally registered and protected trademarks. No portion of the website is intended to offer a license or permission to use a photograph, registered brand, or logo. Downloading or copying the website or parts of it confers no rights to the software or elements of the website. The Department of Tourism reserves all rights in relation to all aspects of the website, with the exception of third-party rights.

Before you download an asset, please ensure you have permission to use it, and that you understand its usage terms. It is also understood that the file - or any copy of it - may not be given to any third party without proper credit. In particular, the image may not, under any circumstances, be used for any commercial use. Photo-credits are mandatory and should reference Bhutan’s Department of Tourism as well as the photographer's name wherever possible (if it is mentioned or known). Any breach of these conditions will be considered a violation of the Terms of Use and of copyright law, for which the user will bear full legal responsibility.

Limitation of liability

Certain links in the web portal may lead to resources maintained by third parties over whom the Department of Tourism has no control. The Department of Tourism makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of, or any other aspect relating to those resources. Where appropriate, such external links have been provided for the user's convenience.

The Department of Tourism is not responsible for the content or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the view expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. The Department of Tourism cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of the linked sites or pages.

No warranty

Despite all attempts to maintain the authenticity and validity of the information on this website, it should not be considered as a legal statement or used for any legal reasons. In the event of any ambiguity or uncertainty, users should verify/check with the Department of Tourism and/or other source(s), as well as seek appropriate professional assistance.

Under no circumstances will the Department of Tourism of Bhutan be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Bhutanese Laws.  Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Bhutan.