13-21 January 2014, Thimphu, Bhutan
Special Visa and Airline Information
is not necessary to have visa for Bhutan issued before a flight
ticket is booked. Bhutanese visa is issued by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs. If you are not able to purchase the tickets locally
through your travel agent, you can purchase your ticket online on
the websites of DrukAir (www.drukair.com.bt)
and Bhutan Airlines (www.bhutanairlines.bt)
who are the only wo carriers flying to/from Bhutan. The connecting
ports are Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Kolkata, Guawahati,
Bangdora, Delhi (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Kathmandu (Nepal).
But there may not be daily flights. Please check the carriers'
websites. Other options are:
You can co-ordinate with the SANOG XXIII secretariat at "firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com" of Bhutan Telecom. They could also
assist in the purchase of the tickets.
You can co-ordinate with Mr. J. Baral (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sojo Travels in Kathmandu, and pay by credit card. You have to
authorize credit card payment with a faxed document.
You can also book/buy tickets through your travel agents.
residents of Nepal, India and Bangladesh, you can purchase tickets
locally. In case of confusion, please write to info @ sanog. org.
Visa / Immigration
Royal Government of Bhutan enforces on valid passports and an entry
visa. An approved visa by Bhutan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs needs
to to produced at the check-in of flight to Bhutan. It is possible
that check-in counter could also have a copy of your visa. So make
sure you apply for visa process early by filling up the visa form
and sending to the SANOG XXIII host email addresses listed below.
Host will process and send you the approved visa over email.
download the visa form
and send it to "email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org" at Bhutan Telecom, the host of
SANOG XXIII, along with a scanned copy of the your passport.
Bangladesh, Maldivians & Indian nationals does not require
producing visa while coming to Bhutan. But you should carry
vaild passport or citizenship ID card. Valid voter ID card is
also accepted for Indians.
your port of entry your visa will be stamped in your passport on
payment of US$ 40. You are recommended to carry exact change with
you as there may not be change available at the counter. And further
please do carry unmarked / clean notes i.e. no pen or pencil marking
on the notes you pay for visa. You will also require two passport
photos. Extension of visas, for up to 6 months, can be obtained in
Thimphu at a cost of Nu.510
(Visa information may be revised as per government notices, please
check this page before departing on the journey).