BHUTAN : The mandatory three weeks quarantine has now been reduced to two weeks of quarantine period..... Read more
BANGLADESH : Irrespective of the COVID-19 vaccination, any passengers from group C (Bhutan falls under this group) can travel to Bangladesh and .... Read more
INDIA : Revised travel guidelines for International travellers to India..... Read more
NEPAL : As per Immigration Department of Nepal, foreign travelers to Nepal can obtain visas on arrival if the applicants...... Read more
SINGAPORE : Effective 12 October 2021, travelers under category 2 (Bhutan falls under category 2) traveling to Singapore are required to produce a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (“PCR”) test.... Read more
THAILAND :Thailand will now allow quarantine-free entry to all fully vaccinated travelers from 46 identified countries..... Read more

Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory

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 Bhutanese
  1. No requirement apart from a valid travel document.
  2. RT-PCR negative certificate “NOT REQUIRED”.
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours with QR code, if flying from Delhi.
    • Entry clearance for foreign workers (Indian nationals)::
    • - Foreign workers (Indians) entering for the first time must have approval from Department of Labour.
    • - Foreign workers (Indians) with valid work permit must have approval Department of Immigration.
  2. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ Valid voter ID for Indian nationals.
  3. 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.
  4. For stamped visa, re-entry permit from Department of Immigration for foreigners.
  5. Quarantine space approval from Quarantine Management Team required prior to boarding the flight.
Bangkok Bhutanese
  1. Valid Passport (6 months minimum).
  2. Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit (if required).
  3. Thailand Pass QR code.
  4. Negative COVID -19 RT-PCR test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
  5. Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination certifying that the holder received the vaccine no less than 14 days before departure.
    * Children under 12 years of age without COVID-19 vaccination are allowed only when travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
  6. Receipt or proof of payment for 1-night accommodation (AQ or SHA+ or OQ), specifying both accommodation fees and 1-time RT-PCR COVID-19 test fees.
  7. Medical health insurance of USD 50,000.
  8. Travel clearance approval from the Department of Immigration
Foreigners
  1. Valid Passport (6 months minimum).
  2. Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit (if required).
  3. Thailand Pass QR code.
  4. Negative COVID -19 RT-PCR test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
  5. Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination certifying that the holder received the vaccine no less than 14 days before departure.
    * Children under 12 years of age without COVID-19 vaccination are allowed only when travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
  6. Receipt or proof of payment for 1-night accommodation (AQ or SHA+ or OQ), specifying both accommodation fees and 1-time RT-PCR COVID-19 test fees.
  7. Medical health insurance of USD 50,000.
Transit Passengers
  1. Valid Passport (6 months minimum).
  2. Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure 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 50,000. (The amount of health insurance depends on the final destination's requirement if the amount is more than USD 50,000 but if it's less than USD 50,000 then the same requirement should be met with coverage in Thailand)
  4. Thailand Pass QR code.
    (We recommend all our valued passengers transiting via Bangkok to apply for Thai Pass so to avoid being stranded at the airport in the event boarding on the onward flight is denied for any unforeseen documentation issue.)
Dhaka Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Travel clearance approval from the Department of Immigration
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  4. Health Declaration form.
  5. Entry approval or Valid Visa.
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours
  2. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  3. Health Declaration form.
  4. Entry approval or Valid Visa.
  5. Confirm return air ticket and hotel bookings.
India Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours without QR Code for those only travelling to India as final destination. This does not apply to children under age of 5.
  2. 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.
  3. Vaccination Certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days from the date of departure.
  4. Passengers need to fill online Self Declaration Form (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration)
  5. Travel clearance approval from the Department of Immigration
  6. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ CID.
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate taken within 72Hours prior to boarding. This does not apply to children under age of 5.
  2. 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.
  3. Vaccination Certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days from the date of departure.
  4. Passengers need to fill online Self Declaration Form (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration
  5. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ CID
  6. Indian Visa required for non-Indians.
Kathmandu Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Vaccination certificate stating the completion of 14 days of full vaccination against COVID-19 before departure
  3. Travel clearance approval from the Department of Immigration.
  4. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  5. Proof of hotel reservation.
  6. Copy of mountaineering /trekking permits or any other related permits.
  7. Print copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after online registration in www.ccmc.gov.np
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Vaccination certificate stating the completion of 14 days of full vaccination against COVID-19 before departure.
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum)
  4. Proof of hotel reservation.
  5. Copy of mountaineering /trekking permits or any other related permits.
  6. Print copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after online registration in www.ccmc.gov.np
Singapore Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate done within 48 Hours.
  2. Travel clearance approval from the Department of Immigration.
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  4. Singapore entry approval. 
  5. A valid visa.
  6. All passengers are requested to submit their health declaration to ICA via the SG Arrival Card e-Service at :
    https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate done within 48 Hours.
  2. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  3. Singapore entry approval.
  4. A valid visa.
  5. All passengers are requested to submit their health declaration to ICA via the SG Arrival Card e-Service at :
    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

    The mandatory three weeks quarantine has now been reduced to two weeks of quarantine period for inbound international travellers who have proof of full vaccination regardless of the country of origin.

    Those who have not taken the vaccination (or incomplete vaccination) will continue to observe the 21-day mandatory quarantine.

    Press release from National COVID-19 Task Force - View!


  • BANGLADESH

    Irrespective of the COVID-19 vaccination, any passengers from group C (Bhutan falls under this group) can travel to Bangladesh and they will have to complete 14 days strict home quarantine.

    Passengers transiting from this group can transit via the countries of Group A and/or B, provided that they are kept confined within the transit airport under the close supervision of the airlines

    All incoming passengers shall mandatorily possess RT PCR Test certificate. The test shall be done within 72 hours of the flight departure time.

    With Immediate Effect until 30 October 2021, only the Scheduled Passenger Flights having ETA to Dhaka in between 0330-0900 UTC and 1200-1630UTC are allowed to carry 85% inbound passengers of the installed total seats of the aircraft used.

    For more information - Click Here!


  • INDIA

    Revised travel guidelines for International travellers to India

    In the recent notice from the Ministry of Health, India, the international arrivals from countries listed below who are fully vaccinated will not have to undergo home quarantine but self health-monitor for 14 days. However, one must produce a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR upon arrival taken 72 hrs prior to departure.

    1. 1. The United Kingdom
    2. 2. France
    3. 3. Germany
    4. 4. Nepal
    5. 5. Belarus
    6. 6. Lebanon
    7. 7. Armenia
    8. 8. Ukraine
    9. 9. Belgium
    10. 10. Hungary
    11. 11. Serbia

    Other travellers (countries listed above and from high-risk countries) that are partially vaccinated will need to undergo 7 days of home quarantine and must take a Covid-19 test upon arrival and after the completion of quarantine on the 8th day.

    Those coming from the rest of the countries (Bhutan falls under this category) which are not listed will not have to undergo a 7 day of home quarantine but will have to self health-monitor for 14 days.

    For more information - Click Here!


  • NEPAL

    As per Immigration Department of Nepal, foreign travelers to Nepal can obtain visas on arrival if the applicants have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days in advance.

    All foreigners arriving Nepal via immigration office at the airport or land border should submit the following documents in addition to the visa related documents for on-arrival-visa at the entry/exit point:

    1. a) Evidence of completion of 14 days of full vaccination against COVID-19.
    2. b) COVID-19 negative report (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAT or WHO accredited test) obtained within 72 hours of the departure from first port of embarkation or within 72 hours, if entering Nepal by land.
    3. c) Copy of mountaineering/trekking permits or other related permits if any.
    4. d) Proof of hotel reservation in Nepal.
    5. e) Print copy of International Traveler online Arrival Form obtained after online registration in www.ccmc.gov.np
    Note:

    All passengers must have a negative RT-PCR test certificate within 72 hours from the swab collection time to the check-in time of the flight.

    Foreign nationals (are subject to a hotel quarantine of 10 days at their own cost in the hotel listed by Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation.

    Foreigners are allowed to transit third countries via airport of Nepal. They should submit COVID-19 negative test certificate obtained within 48 hours prior to departure

    For more information - Click Here!


  • SINGAPORE

    Effective 12 October 2021, travelers under category 2 (Bhutan falls under category 2) traveling to Singapore are required to produce a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (“PCR”) test within 48 hours of their flight to Singapore. On arrival, PCR test will be required with seven days of stay home notice and a SHN exit PCR test will be required.

    For more information - Click Here!


  • THAILAND

    Thailand will now allow quarantine-free entry to all fully vaccinated travelers from 46 identified countries (Bhutan is listed under this) starting 1st of November 2021.

    The following are the travel guidelines one must adhere to before planning their travel to Thailand.

    1. 1. Valid Passport.

      2. Proof of fully vaccinated certificate.

      3. COVID-19 Health Insurance certificate with coverage of USD 50,000.

      4. Confirmed hotel reservation at SHA+ or AQ hotel.

      5. Copy of Thai Visa if required.

      6. Negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours prior to departure.

      7. Certificate of Entry is now replaced by Thailand Pass.

    The Thailand Pass System is a QR code generating system.

    To obtain a QR entry code or Thailand Pass ID, travelers will have to:

    1. - Register at www.thailandpass.go.th (this website is not yet active, currently).
    2. - Input personal details.
    3. - Upload the required documents.

    And if approved, one will receive an email of QR Entry Code or Thailand Pass ID which will be used upon entering Thailand.

    For detailed information - Click Here!

    Acceptance of Transit/Transfer passengers on our flights to/from Bangkok.

    Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines, is pleased to announce that in accordance with recent developments in Thailand's travel measures, Drukair will now accept and facilitate transit/transfer passengers on our flights to/from Bangkok.

    All transit passengers must ensure to produce valid documents at the time of check-in as detailed below:

    1. 1. Valid Passport.
    2. 2. Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure 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. 3. Travel health insurance covering health care and treatment expenses for COVID-19 disease with coverage of no less than USD 50,000. (The amount of health insurance depends on the final destination's requirement if the amount is more than USD 50,000 but if it's less than USD 50,000 then the same requirement should be met with coverage in Thailand)
    4. 4. Thailand Pass QR code.
      (We recommend all our valued passengers transiting via Bangkok to apply for Thai Pass so to avoid being stranded at the airport in the event boarding on the onward flight is denied for any unforeseen documentation issue.)

    NOTE:

    All transit passengers are requested to kindly note the following before embarking on their journey:

    1. 1. The lay-over time at Suvarnabhumi International Airport should not exceed 24 hours.
    2. 2. Transit/transfer passengers are not required to apply for the Certificate of Entry (COE).

    We wish you all a safe flight.

    Thank you.