Bhutan Border Opening Update
Lhuentse Temple in eastern Bhutan

Bhutan Border Opening Update

Lhuentse Temple in eastern Bhutan

When Will Bhutan Reopen For Tourist Visitors?

A very good question!

At Bhutan & Beyond we chat regularly with our Bhutanese partners BTCL. Their GM, Karma Gyeltshen, advises Government sources indicate an ‘announcement’, on when Bhutan will reopen for tourism, is now likely in mid to late-March 2022.

The actual reopening date may be 2-3 months after the announcement is made. This to ensure the tourism sector has time to repatriate staff from their villages where they have been sitting out COVID.  They will need to be retrained and that will take time.

How to Plan Your Next Bhutan Visit:

So, if Bhutan is possibly not going to reopen for tourism until sometime in June 2022 here’s what we recommend.

Private Tours:

If you desire a private tour, whereby you choose your own preferred dates & duration (subject to future air schedules of course) start by viewing our terrific range of private tours. These are all suggestions, based on our 18 past visits and we really do know Bhutan well. They can all be extended, reduced or amended to cater for your specific interests.

Try to fit in a version of our ‘Focus on Bhutan’ private tour itinerary. It’s a 12 nt beauty, taking you as far as the central Bumthang valleys region. You’ll not regret it.

Small Group Tours:

OR, if you prefer a small group tour, sharing your experience with like-minded travellers, check out these mid-late 2022 tours below. We only take a maximum of 8 persons on our small group cultural tours. Less is best in Bhutan!

Bhutan Summer Splendour – 6 nts, 03JUL22, great for those with limited time. 
Mystical Bhutan – 12 nts, 06OCT22,  featuring 2 festivals.
Enchanting Bhutan – 12 nts, 04NOV22, featuring one festival. 
Black Necked Crane Festival Tour – 10 nts, 08NOV22, featuring one festival.
Bhutan Winter Wonder Tour – 8 nts, 27DEC22, great for travellers with less time available.

James Irving Bhutan Travel Expert

Article by James Irving – Bhutan Travel Expert.

James has worked in the travel industry for over 40 years & has been involved in the leisure, corporate, group, sport, incentive & wholesale travel genres.

James loves rugby union, and keenly supports the Queensland Reds and the Australian Wallabies.

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