The following information acts as a guide when traveling to Bhutan. This practical advice is not a comprehensive list but should provide some useful information for you as you plan your traveling.
You should not travel internationally without travel insurance.
The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan has initiated a travel and medical plan solely for our visitors. Travel insurance can be provided through us or our international partners. You may also visit the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan website at www.ricb.bt for more information.
Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu.) It is at par with the Indian rupee which is accepted as legal tender in the country.
Note: INR (Indian Rupees) denominations of 500, 1000 and 2000 are not accepted in Bhutan.
ATM’s are located within all main towns throughout Bhutan, where money can be withdrawn using a VISA, JCB or MasterCard. In addition, POS (Point of Sale) services are available nationwide, meaning visitors can pay by credit card at most hotels and stores. However a certain amount of commission will be levied based on the store.
Financial institutions in Bhutan have been greatly enhanced and today we have a number of banks that cater to the needs of the people.
Some of the banks where you can avail services from, while in Bhutan are, the Bank of Bhutan Limited, the Bhutan National Bank, the DrukPNB and the T-Bank. Traveler’s cheque can be easily withdrawn and exchanged for local currency.