BHUTAN : RT-PCR negative test certificate is not required for all in-coming passengers.... Read more
BANGLADESH :New guidelines for all international flights’ passengers..... Read more
INDIA : India issues revised guidelines for international arrivals that will come in effect from 14th February 2022 (00.01 Hrs IST) until further notice...... Read more
NEPAL :International passengers entering Nepal must submit a certificate of full dose of vaccination received against COVID-19...... Read more
SINGAPORE : Only travellers listed below are allowed to enter Singapore and they need to do so via Safe Travel Lane arrangement depending on the traveller’s profile and travel history..... Read more
THAILAND :Thailand will resume the issuance of Thailand Pass under the scheme of Test and GO effective 1st February 2022....... Read more

COVID-19 Travel Requirements

COVID-19 Travel Requirements

NOTE:  The information is correct to the best of Drukair’s knowledge at the time of publication and is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis, given the rapidly evolving government policies of different countries in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. All passengers are requested to make your own independent inquiries before relying on any information or materials contained on this page.

Destination Country Nationality Required Travel Documents

Bhutan

*1 Departing passengers from Kathmandu

Bhutanese
  1. No requirement apart from a valid travel document.
  2. RT-PCR negative certificate “NOT REQUIRED”.

*1 Departing passengers from Kathmandu are required to mandatorily produce an RT-PCR test certificate.

Foreigners
  1. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ Valid voter ID for Indian nationals.
  2. The requirement of entry clearance depends on the category. Currently it is as follows:
    • A. Foreign workers (Fresh):
    • i. Nationals of India, Bangladesh and Maldives require approval from Department of Labour.
    • ii. Other nationals excluding above require:

      - Valid e-visa clearance from Department of Immigration

      Visit www.doi.gov.bt to check on nationals who are eligible for visa on arrival/Entry Permit.

    • B. Foreign workers (Re-entry):
    • i. Approval from Department of Immigration.
    • C. Other categories:
    • i. Approval from Department of Immigration.
  3. RT-PCR negative test certificate is “NOT REQUIRED”
  4. Quarantine space approval from Quarantine Management Team required prior to boarding the flight.

*1 Departing passengers from Kathmandu are required to mandatorily produce an RT-PCR test certificate.

Bangkok Bhutanese
  1. Valid Passport (6 months minimum).
  2. Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit (if required).
  3. Thailand Pass QR code.
  4. a) Vaccinated travellers:

        - Medical insurance USD 10,000

        - Vaccine certificate

    b) Not-fully vaccinated/ unvaccinated travellers:

         Option 1 - Exemption from quarantine

            - Medical insurance USD 10,000

            - Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72hrs

         Option 2 – Quarantine

             - Medical insurance USD 10,000

             - AQ Hotel Reservation

             - RT-PCR Test reservation

Foreigners
  1. Valid Passport (6 months minimum).
  2. Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit (if required).
  3. Thailand Pass QR code.
  4. a) Vaccinated travellers:

       - Medical insurance USD 10,000

       - Vaccine certificate

    b) Not-fully vaccinated/ unvaccinated travellers:

        Option 1 - Exemption from quarantine

           - Medical insurance USD 10,000

           - Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72hrs

        Option 2 – Quarantine

           - Medical insurance USD 10,000

           - AQ Hotel Reservation

           - RT-PCR Test reservation

Transit Passengers
  1. Valid Passport (6 months minimum).
  2. Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate issued no more than 72 hours (not mandatorily required but to check with your connecting airline on the pre-departure RT-PCR test requirement prior to embarking on your journey)
    OR Certificate of Vaccination certifying that the holder received manufacturer’s recommended dose(s) of vaccine approved by World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, no less than 14 days before departure.
  3. Travel health insurance covering health care and treatment expenses for COVID-19 disease with coverage of no less than USD 10,000. (The amount of health insurance depends on the final destination's requirement if the amount is more than USD 10,000 but if it's less than USD 10,000 then the same requirement should be met with coverage in Thailand)

Transit time at Bangkok must NOT exceed 24 Hours.

Dhaka Bhutanese
  1. Valid Passport (Minimum validity of 6 months)
  2. RT-PCR negative certificate done within 72 Hours of departure time for non-vaccinated passengers (only).
  3. Print copy of filled Health Declaration form with QR code: http://healthdeclaration.dghs.gov.bd/
  4. Vaccination certificate certifying that the traveller has been vaccinated with WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine.
  5. Entry approval or Valid Visa.
Foreigners
  1. Valid Passport (Minimum validity of 6 months).
  2. RT-PCR negative certificate done within 72 Hours of departure time for non-vaccinated passengers (only).
  3. Print copy of filled Health Declaration form with QR code:http://healthdeclaration.dghs.gov.bd/.
  4. Vaccination certificate certifying that the traveller has been vaccinated with WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine.
  5. Entry approval or Valid Visa.
  6. Confirm return air ticket and hotel bookings.
India Bhutanese
  1. Passengers need to fill online Self Declaration Form (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration).
  2. Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report 72 hours before undertaking the journey OR Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination.
  3. For passengers travelling beyond India (Delhi), RT-PCR Negative certificate valid for 72 hours until final destination with QR code is required. However, if QR code is unavailable on the RT-PCR certificate issued from Bhutan, passenger can do another test in Delhi but they must ensure to have at least 10 hours before the next flight as the result would be available only after 6 hours from the test.
  4. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ CID.
Foreigners
  1. Passengers need to fill online Self Declaration Form (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration).
  2. Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report 72 hours before undertaking the journeyORCertificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination.
  3. For passengers travelling beyond India (Delhi), RT-PCR Negative certificate valid for 72 hours until final destination with QR code is required. However, if QR code is unavailable on the RT-PCR certificate issued from Bhutan, passenger can do another test in Delhi but they must ensure to have at least 10 hours before the next flight as the result would be available only after 6 hours form the test.
  4. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ CID
  5. Indian Visa required for non-Indians.
Kathmandu Bhutanese
  1. Vaccination certificate stating the completion of full dose against COVID-19 OR RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Printed copy of ARMS form after filing online at CCMC website (www.ccmc.gov.np)
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
Foreigners
  1. Vaccination certificate stating the completion of full dose against COVID-19 OR RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Printed copy of ARMS form after filing online at CCMC website (www.ccmc.gov.np)
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
Singapore Bhutanese
  1. Pre-departure test no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers and children aged 12 and below to enter Singapore.
  2. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  3. Health insurance of S$30,000 for any COVID-19 related medical charges.
  4. Fill up SG arrival card 3 days prior to the departure date of your flight:
    https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard
Foreigners
  1. Pre-departure test no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers and children aged 12 and below to enter Singapore.
  2. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  3. A valid visa.
  4. Health insurance of S$30,000 for any COVID-19 related medical charges.
  5. Fill up SG arrival card 3 days prior to the departure date of your flight:
    https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard

In connection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the following conditions have been put in place by the following countries to where Drukair operates:

  • BHUTAN (Updated on 30th March 2022)

    Starting 4th April, quarantine period for international travellers who are fully vaccinated will be reduced to 5 days. Those who are unvaccinated will have to undergo quarantine for 10 days.

    RT-PCR negative test certificate is not required for all incoming passengers except for departing passengers from Kathmandu wherein the requirement to produce an RT-PCR test certificate is mandatory.

    Bhutanese traveling abroad:

    Further to the Press Release from the Prime Minister’s office, dated May 8, 2022 with effect from May 9, 2022 all Bhutanese traveling abroad will no longer be required to seek travel clearance from the NC19TF/Department of Immigration. However, outbound Bhutanese travellers are encouraged to be fully vaccinated and to take all precautionary measures for COVID-19 while traveling.

    PUBLIC NOTIFICATION ON HOME QUARANTINE FOR INCOMING TRAVELERS

    From 02 May, incoming passengers both Bhutanese & foreign nationals residing in Bhutan; to home quarantine if you do not have elderly/vulnerable household members and/or unvaccinated children at home

    The guidelines as per Ministry of Health are modified to the following extent:

    1. 1. Inbound travellers wishing to opt for HQ shall submit the HQ request form available on the Ministry of Health website (www.health.gov.bt). The request form along with the undertaking should be submitted to Quarantine Facility Management Unit (77260801/kunzangthinley@gmail.com) (only for those Entering via Paro Airport)
    2. 2. The respective Regional Task Forces and Quarantine Facility Management Unit shall facilitate the approval.
    3. 3. The approval letter must be produced at the point of entry.
    4. 4. Incoming passengers shall also be allowed to apply for home quarantine at the point of entry or as determined by the respective COVID Taskforces. Home Quarantine will not be applicable if the journey entails a night halt.
    5. 5. Incoming passengers opting for home quarantine shall arrange their own transportation from the point of entry to the residence of quarantine.
    6. 6. They shall avoid stopping at public places, entering shops/hotels/restaurants along the way and coming in contact with other people.
    7. 7. The passengers shall provide samples for RT-PCR at the point of entry and shall remain in quarantine for five days considering the day of arrival as day zero. On day six, they should visit the nearest Flu Clinic and get an antigen test. Only upon testing negative, they shall end home quarantine.
    8. 8. In the event, the passenger tests positive, they shall isolate for seven days (from the day of test) and end home quarantine on the seventh day without testing.
    9. 9. Periodic monitoring of those under home quarantine shall be conducted. Movement of other household members will be restricted.
    10. 10. Any breach of the undertaking shall be taken seriously and liable for legal action as per the provisions of the Penal Code of Bhutan.
    11. 11. Facility quarantine will still continue for those ineligible/who do not opt for home quarantine. For further information, please contact 112 and 1010.

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  • BANGLADESH (Updated on 21st April 2022)

    With immediate effect until further notice, below are the new guidelines for all international flights’ passengers:

    i) Vaccinated passengers with Covid-19 vaccine:

    Travelers completed full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh with the official proof of certification of vaccination and RT-PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate is not required.

    ii) Non-vaccinated passengers with Covid-19 vaccine:

    Travelers without having full dose (single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of Covid-19 vaccine can enter Bangladesh if they possess RT-PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate done within 72 hours of departure time.

    Incoming passengers below 12 years old, do not require RT-PCR negative certificate however, they will have to observe the same health formalities that will apply to their family members on arrival.

    All incoming passengers to Bangladesh shall carry a filled Health Declaration Form (HDF) with QR code. The form should be filled within 3 days from the date of departure to Bangladesh. The form can be found at http://healthdeclaration.dghs.gov.bd/

    For more information - Click Here!

    On-Arrival visa

    Issuance of on-arrival visa is restricted to select few as categorised below:

    1. 1. Foreign nationals of Bangladeshi- descendant and their spouse & children;

      2. Foreign citizen holding Diplomatic & Official passport.

      3. Foreign Businessmen and Investors.

      4. Foreign citizens joining in meetings/seminars/conferences/any other event invited by the Government of Bangladesh.

      5. Moreover, when deemed necessary, with the prior approval of the Ministry of Homes, the Security Services Division may issue a Visa on Arrival to the specific travellers under special consideration.

    Covid-19 protocol specified by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Health Directorate shall be followed for the arriving passengers.

    Transit

    Except bubble agreement flights other passengers are allowed to transit given that the layover time is within 8 hrs.

    Passengers must note that it’s the responsibility of the individual to keep all the necessary documents required by the destination carrier ready and intact.


  • INDIA (Published on 10th February 2022)

    India issues revised guidelines for international arrivals that will come in effect from 14th February 2022 (00.01 Hrs IST) until further notice, with major change in the guidelines being removal of 7 days home quarantine to now recommending 14 days of self-health monitoring post-arrival.

    Arrival passengers in India may kindly note of the following travel documents:

    1. Submit a complete self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration) before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details.

    2. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report 72 hours before undertaking the journey OR Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination.

    Random COVID-19 testing on arrival- A 2% of the passengers on each flight will undergo a mandatory random self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport.

    Children under age of 5 are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing.

    Revised guidelines issued on 10th February 2022 – Read more!

    List of ‘at risk’ Countries- View!

    Transit

    Transit facilitation has resumed at Delhi Airport subject to through check-in. However, at the moment since Drukair cannot facilitate through check-in, passengers are requested to reconfirm with respective onward carriers on the acceptance. It is also advised that foreign nationals may apply for Indian visa in case of any unforeseen issues while transiting.


  • NEPAL (Published on 10th March 2022)

    International passengers entering Nepal must submit a certificate of full dose of vaccination received against COVID-19. Passengers who fail to submit such certificate will have to submit the negative test report of Covid-19 test (RTPCR, True NAAT, Gene Xpert) within 72 hours of starting the journey.

    Regarding the travel documents for departing passengers from Nepal, the concerned airlines should inform passengers about the health protocol related to COVID-19 of the destination country. The health-related documents to be submitted by the passengers departing from Nepal will be as per the health-related criteria of the destination country as prescribed by the concerned airlines.

    For more information - Click Here!

    Transit is currently not permitted.


  • SINGAPORE (Updated on 25th March 2022)

    Singapore to reopen its border to ALL Fully Vaccinated Travellers effective 1st April 2022.

    Starting 1st April, travellers from all parts of the world can now enter Singapore quarantine-free. All Travel Pass and Vaccinated Travel Lane schemes will be withdrawn. Travellers will now have to just fill in their details on the Singapore Arrival Card which will be simplified with fewer details such as personal information, vaccination status and health declaration. This will have to be submitted 3 days prior to the departure date of your flight.

    Entry approval: Fully-vaccinated travellers do not require any entry approvals to enter Singapore however short-term visitors coming from visa-required countries/regions need to apply for an entry visa.

    All short-term visitors will need to produce a minimum coverage of S$30,000 for any COVID-19 related medical charges.

    Testing: Fully-vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take any COVID-19 tests in Singapore. Pre-departure test no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers and children aged 12 and below to enter Singapore.

    Read more: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/general-travel/fully-vaccinated

    Transit

    Singapore does not require COVID-19 tests, travel visas or entry approvals for transit travellers. However, travellers who transit in Changi must have their checked-in luggage tagged-through from the origin airport to their final destination.

    Since Drukair can not facilitate through check-in, transit is currently not possible.


  • THAILAND (Updated on 25th April 2022)

    Thailand Pass

    Effective 1st May 2022 onwards, following travel requirement will be put in place for international passengers entering Thailand:

    1. 1. Fully Vaccinated travellers must:
      • - Register at https://tp.consular.go.th/home
      • - Valid Passport.
      • - Proof of fully vaccinated certificate with vaccine received atleast 14 days in advance.
      • - COVID-19 Health Insurance certificate with coverage no less than USD 10,000 (non-Thais only).

        (COVID-19 test, both prior to and after arriving in Thailand, is no longer required)

    2. 2. Unvaccinated travellers:
      • Option 1 - Exemption from quarantine

        Travelers with a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling must:

        - Register on Thailand Pass

        - Attach required documents including passport, and COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling (upload on Thailand Pass only)

        - Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (non-Thais only).

        (Any COVID-19 test after arriving in Thailand is not required)

        PLEASE NOTE- Travelers who have been approved to enter Thailand under AQ scheme but wish to enter Thailand under exemption from quarantine must re-apply on Thailand Pass.

      • Option 2 – Quarantine

        Travelers who cannot undergo an RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before traveling or wish to be quarantined must :

        - Register on Thailand Pass

        - Attach required documents including passport, Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel confirmation for 5 days (including 1 RT-PCR test)

        - Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (non-Thais only)

        - Undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 4 - 5 in Thailand during the mandatory 5-day quarantine at AQ hotel

        PLEASE NOTE: Travelers whose Thailand Pass have already been issued can travel with the issued QR Code and do not need to register for new Thailand Pass.

    Quick overview of the current transit processes at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok.

    In the interest of our valued passengers transiting through Bangkok, Drukair brings to you a quick overview of the current transit processes at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok.

    Step 1: Passengers firstly go through the Port Health Authority Check located on the 2nd floor of the Suvarnabhumi International Airport where the requirement of medical health insurance of USD 10,000 is checked.

    Step 2: After the Port Health Authority check, passengers are sent to the transit area on the 3rd floor. After passing through the security X-ray check, passengers arrive at the international airlines' transfer counters (opening time of transfer counters vary depending on individual airlines).

    Step 3: At the transfer counter, the passengers have to produce their baggage tags for the counter staffs to re-tag their baggage on the onward flight. Travel documents are also checked at the transfer counter (and if all requirements are met, boarding passes will be issued accordingly).

    Notices:

    1. For some cases, check-in at transfer counter happens very early even though the flight is only on the next day. In such cases, the boarding pass you're issued with will not have the boarding gate number mentioned as it would not have been assigned by the airport authority yet. But the boarding pass will have the boarding time reflected and the passengers will have to keep checking on the Flight Information Display System for their boarding gate number.

    2. For passengers that have already web checked-in, document check will take place at the boarding gate (but it is advisable to produce your baggage tags for checked-in baggage, if any, at the transfer counter to avoid any last minute unpleasantries).

    3. Transit time at Bangkok must NOT exceed 24 Hours, failing to comply with which may result in denial of acceptance by the onward carrier and may also lead to imposition of penalties.

    We hope that this information will be helpful in easing your journey during this trying times.

    We wish you all a safe flight.

    Thank you.