Bhutan Ends Free Entry For Indian Tourists
Bhutan always attracts tourists with its beauty. Especially for Indians, Bhutan is their most preferred tourist destination. The reason behind this is easily given to visas, currency values and neighboring states. But now the bad news is coming. The Government of Bhutan has decided that Bhutan Ends Free Entry For Indian Tourists.
Bhutan has recently changed the rules, now from July 2020 Indian tourists will have to pay Rs 1,200 per day to visit Bhutan. Other countries to be included in this Bhutan scheme are Maldives and Bangladesh. At the same time, this fee will be Rs 600 for children between 6 and 12 years of age.
This fee is called Sustainable Development Fee. This step has been taken by the Government of Bhutan to control the heavy burden of tourists over the country. The fees charged under SDF for Indian passport holders is much lower than the fees charged for travelers from other countries.
Travelers from other countries will now have to pay a mandatory fee of about $ 65, i.e. Rs 4,631, to travel to Bhutan. Apart from this, travelers from other countries will also have to pay a flat cover charge of $ 250 i.e. Rs 17,811. The country’s National Assembly passed Bhutan’s Tourism Levy and Expedition Bill 2020 to collect this fee.