BHUTAN : The mandatory three weeks quarantine has now been reduced to two weeks of quarantine period..... Read more
BANGLADESH : Resumption of Visa on Arrival service for select few as categorized.... Read more
INDIA : India issues revised guidelines for international passengers arriving in India in view of the concerns over the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron...... Read more
NEPAL :No quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers...... 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 resume the issuance of Thailand Pass under the scheme of Test and GO effective 1st February 2022....... 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 (Published on 30th August 2021)

    The mandatory three weeks quarantine has now been reduced to two weeks of quarantine period for inbound international travelers 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.


  • BANGLADESH (Published on 1st December 2021)

    Resumption of Visa on Arrival service for select few as categorized below

    1. 1. Foreign nationals of Bangladeshi descent and their spouse/children.

      2. Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders Foreign nationals.

      3. Foreign Investors and Traders.

      4. Foreign nationals coming to participate in any government meeting/seminar/conference/any other event at the invitation of the Government of Bangladesh.

    (Published on 23rd October 2021) For the Countries under Group-B(Bhutan falls under this, those vaccinated with full dose of Covid-19 vaccine(single/double dose as applicable for a full dose) of WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine before 14 days of the travel date can enter Bangladesh. They must carry official proof of vaccination and no quarantine is required on arrival.

    Passengers originating from this group of countries can have transit via the countries under Group A, provided that they are kept confined within the transit airport under the close supervision of the airlines.

    Not vaccinated 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, provided that they will have to complete a mandatory 14 (Fourteen) days home quarantine.

    All incoming passengers, except the children below 12 years old, shall mandatorily possess RT PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate. The PCR test shall be done within 48 hours of the flight departure time.

    For more information - Click Here!


  • INDIA

    (Published on 7th January 2022)

    India issues revised guidelines for international arrival passengers coming to India superseding all guidelines issued before.

    • - With effect from 11th January 2022 (00.01 Hrs IST) until further notice, all international passengers travelling to India will have to undergo a home quarantine for 7 days followed by an RT-PCR test on the eighth day.
    • - All international travellers will have to upload their travel history of the last 14 days with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report 72 hours before undertaking the journey on the self-declaration form on Air Suvidha Portal.
    • - Passengers coming from 'at-risk' countries will have to undergo a post-arrival COVID-19 test.
    • - Random COVID-19 testing on arrival at the airport among revised guidelines for international arrivals- A 2% of the passengers on each flight coming from Countries excluding those Countries at risk will undergo a mandatory random self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport.

    Revised guidelines issued on 7th January 2022 -Click Here!

    List of ‘at risk’ Countries- View!

    (Published on 3rd January, 2022)

    Starting 3rd January 2022, all passengers coming via international flights to West Bengal from other non-at-risk countries will have to mandatorily undergo a self-paid COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport.

    Passengers must pre-book the test and should mandatorily carry a print copy of the confirmed pre-booked COVID-19 test before boarding.

    One can pre-book the COVID test on Air Suvidha portal.

    For more information - Click Here!


  • NEPAL (Published on 21st January 2022)

    No quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers.

    Fully vaccinated travellers who have received complete doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days in advance can now enter Nepal quarantine-free.

    The following are the list of travel documents needed while traveling to Nepal:

    1. a) Negative COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72Hours.
    2. b) Vaccination certificate stating the completion of 14 days of full vaccination against COVID-19 before departure.
    3. c) Proof of hotel reservation.
    4. d) Copy of mountaineering /trekking permits or any other related permits (if applicable).
    5. e) Print copy of International Traveler Online Arrival Form obtained after online registration at (www.ccmc.gov.np)

    For more information - Click Here!

    Vaccination and covid testing are not required for minors below the age of 5. Vaccinations are not mandatory for children between the age of 5 to 18 but is subject to covid test.


  • 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.


  • THAILAND

    Thailand will resume the issuance of Thailand Pass under the scheme of Test and GO effective 1st February 2022.

    Under the revised scheme, all new applicants must ensure to have a confirmed hotel reservation at the government-approved hotels [Safety and Health Administration Extra Plus (SHA++), AQ, OQ, or AHQ] on and with expenses covered for 2 RT-PCR tests [on Day 1 and Day 5].

    The requirement comes as an amendment to the previous requirements needed to obtain the Thailand Pass.

    Read more: View!

    Thailand Pass

    The following are the requirements one must obtain before planning their travel to Thailand to apply for the Thailand Pass.

    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 the government-approved hotels [Safety and Health Administration Extra Plus (SHA++), AQ, OQ, or AHQ] on and with expenses covered for 2 RT-PCR tests [on Day 1 and Day 5].

      5. Copy of Thai Visa, if required.

      NOTE: 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 https://tp.consular.go.th/
    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.

    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 50,000 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.