The Kingdom of Bhutan
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INTERNET CODE: .bt
TOME ZONE: UTC +6
Tibet (autonomous region of China)
Chumbi Valley (Tibet)
Sikkim (state of India)
Arunachal Pradesh (state of India)
Assam (state of India)
West Bengal (state of India)
Dzongkha/ Sharchhopka / Lhotshamka / English
Hello: Kuzu zangpo la (f)
Kuzu Zangpo (inf.)
No: Men [meh-nn]
Thank you: Kadrin Cheyla
C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E R AT E
1 USD = BTN 71
ATMs are located within all main towns throughout Bhutan, where money can be withdrawn using a Visa or MasterCard.
Subject to change
An International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission & for travellers having transited through airport of country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
The Government of Bhutan recommends that visitors obtain Tetanus, Typhoid, & Hepatitis A inoculations before traveling to Bhutan. Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, & Rabies vaccines are recommended for prolonged stays for people at risk. The influenza vaccine is also recommended.
Voltage Requirements: 230 V
Power plugs & sockets are of type D, type F & type G
As of 2011, the Bhutanese government supplied electricity to 60 percent of rural households.
DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S
EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE
The Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Bhutan do not have any diplomatic relations. Multilateral contact is maintained through the South African Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. There is limited bilateral contact through the South African High Commission in New Delhi, India.
For more info, see: https://www.visahq.co.za/bhutan/embassy/south-africa/
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS
DRUK AIR has a fleet of 4 aeroplanes ( 3- A319 & 1 ATR 42-600). It flies to 5 countries Internationally: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore and 4 cities Domestically: Paro, Bumthang, Gelephu and Yonphula.
Bhutan tourist visa is required for citizens of South Africa. Visas can only be obtained by travel agent within Bhutan. The Royal Government of Bhutan has adopted a very cautious approach to the development of tourism in the Kingdom in an effort to avoid its negative impacts on the culture and the environment. In 2014, the number of tourists who visited Bhutan was approximately 133,480, Visitors must either be guests of the government or travellers on an approved travel programme.
11/29: 1500 m
14/32: 1200 m
Paro (Main international airport)
Paro International Airport
15/33: 1964 x 29 m
12/30: 1266 x 37 m
NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS
Government Of India Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change
For more info, visit their website: https://www.india.gov.in/official-website-ministry-environment-and-forests-0
E-mail: [email protected]
HSBC | Skills for Life
HSBC Skills for Life is a five year INR 100 crore commitment by HSBC India that will focus on employment and entrepreneurship-linked skill development of disadvantaged youth, upskilling of teachers and educators, and women’s empowerment through financial education and livelihood enhancement.
Visit website: https://www.swadesfoundation.org/hsbcskillsforlife/
Email: [email protected]
Last Updated 20 April 2020