Bhutan Will Soon Permit Regional Tourists Through Its Five Border Towns
If you are planning a trip to Bhutan, here is some good news for you. This neighbouring Himalayan country will soon allow entry and exit of regional tourists through five border towns of Gelephu, Samtse, Nanglam, Jongkhar and Panbang. This initiative is taken to promote tourism and give it a major boost.
Currently, regional tourists enter Bhutan through the town of Phuentsholing and they will be permitted to cross the new entry points only if they are using Bhutanese vehicles. This is the only condition that the Government has put forward to ensure the safety and security of the tourists as well as locals alike.
This proposal was passed by the National Assembly through majority voting. The Assembly has also proposed the idea to start direct flights between Guwahati and Yongphula as well as Bumthang and Gelephu. But the final decision will be taken after consulting the relevant stakeholders namely aviation authority and the airlines. In addition, they are likely to consider two more entry points through Lhamoizingkha and Jomotshangkha.
With such a move, travelling to this picturesque kingdom is becoming easier for regional tourists. No wonder why Bhutan is consistently ranked as the happiest country in Asia!