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Bhutan - Travel Tips, Visas & Health


  • Sun temple - Buddhist shrine in the Himalayas
  • Beautiful view of traditional Bhutanese Houses in Paro Valley
  • Buddhist temple in the mountains
  • Bhutan style door and wall entrance

Travel Tips for Globetrotters

At Goway we take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our “Globetrotters” while they're travelling with us. Our Travel Tips for Globetrotters, complied by the editors of Globetrotting Magazine, is a list of over 60 tips designed to further enhance your experience,and help ensure your own safety while abroad.

 

What to Pack

When packing for Bhutan it is important to remember that temperature there is very dependent on altitude, therefore a layered wardrobe is advisable as clothes can be added to or taken off as necessary. When visiting in the summer months, cotton clothing can be worn during the day with light woolen clothing for the evenings as well as a light jacket. Winter can be quite cold in Bhutan so heavier woolen clothing is recommended. People tend to walk a lot in Bhutan so comfortable walking shoes are also recommended.

Bhutanese people are required by law to wear traditional clothing from the 14th century and so as a sign of respect, shorts should not be worn in public buildings or monasteries (a pair of pants or a long skirt should be packed for such occasions). At least one formal outfit should be packed if visitors plan to venture inside Dzongs (religious, military, administrative and social centres) or any other sacred sites. (Jeans should also not be worn in Dzongs).

 

Passports

A passport is the only reliable and universally accepted identification document, and it proves that you have a right to return to your country. You are strongly advised to always carry a valid passport when travelling to any foreign destination. Crossing international borders can be complicated and sometimes requires many different kinds of documents. Being prepared is the key to easing your way through this process, so make sure you know what documents you need, where to get them, and which ones will make your crossing quick and easy. 

Remember to:

  • Carry a passport for all trips outside your country.
  • Be sure that your passport is still valid.
  • Check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your date of entry.
  • Scan a copy of your passport and email it to yourself or carry it a separate location 
  • Leave a copy with a trusted friend or relative who is not travelling with you.
  • Keep your passport safe while travelling.
  • Do not leave it unattended in your luggage, vehicle, hotel or elsewhere.
  • Carry it in your money belt, inside coat pocket or purse, or lock it in your hotel safe.

For more information about passports, applications or renewals please visit the links below. All other nationalities please check with your local government websites.

Government of Canada  US State Department  Government of Australia
Government of New Zealand Government of UK  

 

CIBT Visa Service

Need a visa? At Goway, we are making it easier for you to get the travel documents needed for your trip. Goway has partnered with CIBT Visa Service, and its subsidiary VisaCentral, the largest and most well established travel visa company in the world to assist you in obtaining your required documents for international travel.

 It’s the fast and easy way to obtain a travel visa and Goway travelers receive significant discounts off CIBT service fees.

 

 

 

CIBT can assist you in obtaining travel visas to over 200 countries

 

 

Travel Health

According to the World Health Organization more than 900 million international journeys are undertaken every year. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Global travel on this scale exposes many people to a range of health risks. International travellers should always be extra concerned about their health and safety, as every region and country around the world has its own risks, customs and level of health care. However, whatever your age or destination, properly preparing before you leave, and staying in good health while travelling, can help you have a happy and enjoyable trip.

At Goway we do our best to provide our clients with the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting.  Some essential information on travel health risks and preventive measures are provided in the website links below. Finally it is important that you get advice from your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic before travelling. Keep you and your loved ones healthy during your travels.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization

National Travel Health Network and Centre

Public Health Agency of Canada

Government of Canada – Travel Health and Safety

Government of Australia – Smart Traveller

 

Country Travel Advice and Advisories

No matter where in the world you intend to travel it is always important to have the most up-to-date travel information. At Goway we do our best to provide our clients with the latest destination information when planning their trip. As well, most governments provide travel advice and advisory websites for their citizens. On the websites below you will find official information and advice from the Governments of Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom on situations that may affect your safety and well-being abroad, as well as other important travel issues such as security, local laws and culture, entry and exit requirements and health.

Government of Canada - Country Travel Advice and Advisories

US State Department - Bureau of Consular Affairs

Government of Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Government of New Zealand - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Government of United Kingdom - Foreign Travel Advice

 


 

Bhutan Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Bhutan

Learn about the history and culture of Bhutan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Bhutan's nature and wildlifeweather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Bhutan for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Bhutan tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip 

After your Bhutan vacation, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 


 

Book your Bhutan tour with Goway!

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Bhutan tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover or see the country highlights when travelling on one of our independent  travel modules. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Bhutan.


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