Added on : 2020-02-05 19:31:24
Entry into Bhutan will no longer be free for Indian tourists. The Bhutan government passed legislation imposing an entry fee on tourists from India, Bangladesh and Maldives. Tourists from India, Bangladesh ad Maldives will have to pay a Rs. 1,200 fee for entering the country. The fee is called a ‘Sustainable Development Fee’ (SDF). The fee will be charged from July 2020. The fee is meant to help the government tackle the sharp rise in the number of tourists in terms of traffic control. It also contributes towards the government’s initiatives regarding social welfare of Bhutanese citizens, according to the Tourism Council of Bhutan.