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Bhutan Tourism: Tourists from India will have to pay entry fee of Rs 1200 per day

Bhutan a destination whicch visitied by thousands of Indian tourists is known for its mesmerising beauty, stunning landscapes. The ...
Bhutan Tourism: Tourists from India will have to pay entry fee of Rs 1200 per day

Bhutan a destination whicch visitied by thousands of Indian tourists is known for its mesmerising beauty, stunning landscapes. The most important part of this beautiful country is that tourists did not had to pay anything to enter the country.

But now, Bhutanese government has introduced a new scheme in which tourists will have to pay for entering this country. 

Bhutan recently announced that it will levy a daily fee of Rs 1,200 per person from July 2020. Other countries included in the scheme are Maldives and Bangladesh.

As for children between the age of 6 and 12 years, a fee of Rs 600 needs to be paid.

The fee, called a Sustainable Development Fee (SDF), is a provision recently introduced by the Bhutanese government to help regulate the heavy tourist traffic in the country.

The SDF for Indian passport holders is quite less compared to citizens of other countries, who have to pay USD 65 (Rs 4,631) along with a compulsory flat cover charge of USD 250 (Rs 17,811) per day. The decision to introduce the fee was passed by the country's National Assembly as the Tourism Levy and Exemption Bill of Bhutan, 2020.

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