Bhutan

Capital Thimphu

Population 775,620

Area 38,394 km2

Key facts

Bhutan is a country located in Southern Asia. There are 2 countries (China, India) that Bhutan shares its borders with. The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha.

The national currency in Bhutan is Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN). The ngultrum (Nu.) is subdivided into 100 chhertum (Ch.).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 80.33 BTN and 1 USD is worth 81.78 BTN.

Bhutanese
Banknotes

151020501005001000

Bhutanese
Coins

1510202550

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Bhutan is 30.96 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Bhutan has more ATMs.48.09 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Bhutan, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 5 socket types used in Bhutan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  Type M 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Bhutan?

There are no Mariott hotels in Bhutan.

There are no Hilton hotels in Bhutan.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Bhutan.

There are no Best Western hotels in Bhutan.

There are no Radisson hotels in Bhutan.

There are no Accor hotels in Bhutan.

What fast food chains are present in Bhutan?

Ema datshi are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Bhutan. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Bhutan below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Bhutan.

The KFC chain does not operate in Bhutan.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Bhutan.

The Subway chain does not operate in Bhutan.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Bhutan.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Bhutan.

Weather

Today the sun in Thimphu, rises at 5:54 AM and sets at 5:45 PM. The climate of Thimphu may be categorized as a , according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Rain showersLow: 12.7°C (54.86°F)High: 16.7°C (62.06°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 12.8°C (55.04°F)High: 18.9°C (66.02°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 13°C (55.4°F)High: 20.5°C (68.9°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 12.9°C (55.22°F)High: 19.9°C (67.82°F)
SundayOct 9Rain showersLow: 12.4°C (54.32°F)High: 18.7°C (65.66°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 12.3°C (54.14°F)High: 18.6°C (65.48°F)

Weather data for Thimphu (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Bhutan.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Bhutan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 1.0, Bhutan is placed 129th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Bhutan traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  40.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 16.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Bhutan

113 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Bhutan?

Currently, citizens of 3 countries can enter Bhutan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Bhutan.

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