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Travel Tips - Bhutan

Time Zone

GMT + 6 hours

Language

The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha, but Hindi is widely understood throughout the country.

Staff at airlines, railway, telecommunication counters and offices are usually fluent in English. Most direction signs usually have an English version too.

Currency

The units of Bhutanese currency are the Ngultrum and Chhetrum (100 Chhetrum equal 1 Ngultrum). Paper money is in denominations of Nu.1, Nu.5, Nu.10, Nu.20, Nu.50, Nu.100, Nu.500, and Nu.1000. Coins are in denominations of Ch.20, Ch.25, Ch.50 and Nu.1.

Tipping

Tipping is not customary, but it is appreciated nevertheless.

Weather

For full details, please see Best Time to Go.

Health

For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.

Electricity

220 – 240 V

Arrival and Departure Formalities

All visitors must have valid passports stamped with current visas.

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