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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Bhutan Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 1.0 / 5

Travelling Bhutan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.0 / 5

Bhutan shares land borders with India and India. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.7 (India) and 2.3 (China).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Bhutan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bhutan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions in Bhutan.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/bhutan-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Normal precautions

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/bhutan/

About Bhutan

Bhutan with its capital Thimphu is a country in Asia (Southern Asia), about one-half the size of Indiana (47,000 km²). The country is located Southern Asia, between China and India. The climate can be described as varies; tropical in southern plains; cool winters and hot summers in central valleys; severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas. The landscape is mostly mountainous with some fertile valleys and savanna. With a population of about 2.38 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Thimphu
Population about 2.38 million
Size 47.000 km²
Size comparable to about one-half the size of Indiana
Common languages dz
Currency Ngultrum (short: BTN)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +975
Internet Top Level Domain .bt
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BT
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BTN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 64

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Bhutan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • limited access to potable water
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • frequent landslides during the rainy season
  • violent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country's Bhutanese name, which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Bhutan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. alcoholic beverages
  2. calcium carbide
  3. cement
  4. processed fruits
  5. tourism
  6. wood products

Agriculture products

  1. citrus
  2. corn
  3. dairy products
  4. eggs
  5. rice
  6. root crops

Bhutanese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Bhutan.

Export products

  1. calcium carbide
  2. cardamom
  3. cement
  4. dolomite
  5. electricity (to India)
  6. ferrosilicon
  7. gypsum
  8. steel rods/bars

Import products

  1. airplanes
  2. fuel
  3. lubricants
  4. machinery
  5. motor vehicles
  6. parts
  7. rice

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Bhutan?

Bhutan is currently rated at 1,0 out of a possible 5.0. Travelling Bhutan is (relatively) safe.

So ... is it safe to travel Bhutan?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Bhutan.

How many advisories do you know for Bhutan?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 3 active advisories for Bhutan.