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Bhutan Travel Restrictions

75,55% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Bhutan.

Bhutan entry details and exceptions

Travelers are not allowed to enter Bhutan. Visa on arrival services are suspended until further notice. These travel restrictions do not apply to citizens of Bhutan.


Outgoing travel to BhutanTravelling from South Africa to Bhutan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Bhutan.

Details and exceptions
Requirement does not apply to Bhutanese citizens returning home.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 8 days upon entering Bhutan.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are required to quarantine at a designated facility for at least 8 days. Travelers will be tested for COVID-19 on the 8th day.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Bhutan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Bhutan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Bhutan are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


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