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Bhutan Travel warnings

Bhutan Food & Health

When it comes to food in Bhutan there is one absolute constant – chilli. The vegetable is added to every dish and most Bhutanese will even eat it fresh. So if you don’t like spicy food make sure you make it abunda

Bhutan - Crime & Happiness

Bhutan is the only country in the world to measure the happiness of its citizens. Authorities measure the ‘Gross National Happiness’ of the population using a sophisticated survey instrument. It aims to show that

Laws and Customs - Bhutan

Bhutan has a range of laws that seem nothing short of bizarre by western standards. It's the only country in the world to have completely banned the sale of tobacco. If you attempt to import any for personal use it att

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Bhutan

Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, is a destination that few travelers make it to. With stunning natural scenery, a harmonious society, and a strong sense of culture and tr

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Recommended vaccinations for Bhutan

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.


    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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