A tourist must pay a Tourism Levy known as the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of USD 200 per night, which may be revised from time to time by the Competent Authority. The proceeds going toward carbon-neutral activities, and development of a more sustainable tourism sector.
SDF of Rs.1200 per person per night will be charged for Indian tourists.
The Minimum Daily Package Rate (MDPR) is being phased out. Tourists will be able to engage service providers directly and pay for their service accordingly.
Exemption and Concessionary Levy
Subject to any conditions specified in the Rules, the competent Authority may provide for an exemption or concessionary levy rate on the applicable sustainable development Fee:
Day tourists who do not travel beyond the first designated point are exempt.
Children aged 5 and under are exempt.
Concessionary levy of 50% for children aged 6 to 12 years.
Other exemptions or levy rate that may be deemed necessary.
Tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows.
a) Within 30 days of the start of the tour program : Free
b) Within 21 days: 10% of the rate.
c) Within 14 days: 15% of the rate.
d) Within 7 days: 30% of the rate.
e) Less than 7 days on cancellation without notice: 50% of the rate.
f) After Arrival in Bhutan: 100%
There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or Road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.
It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance prior to travel.