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Bhutan visa requirements for South Korean citizens

Do South Korean citizens need a visa for Bhutan?

South Korean citizens who are planning a trip to Bhutan aren't required to apply for a visa if they wish to go for short stays (tourism). But it's required to obtain an electronic travel authorization (eTA or eVisa) before entering Bhutan. Find more information about electronic visas in our articles.

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Updated: 07/23/2024.

Entry requirements


Purpose of travel


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Passport validity for travel to Bhutan

Passport must be valid for 6 months on leaving destination.

Is it safe to travel to Bhutan?

Bhutan has a current risk level of 3.00 (out of 5). We advise to use some caution when travelling to Bhutan. The safety index is based on travel advisories from independent 4 sources.

Safety index is provided by 07/22/2024.

Bhutan customs rules

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

There is no duty free allowance for importing tobacco into Bhutan. Travellers may import one of the following, and pay an import duty of 200%, or 100% if arriving from India:

  • 800 cigarettes;
  • 1200 bidis;
  • 150 cigars;
  • or 750g other tobacco products.

Bringing alcohol

  • 2 bottles of alcohol, each no larger than 1 litre.

Other Goods

  • 1 bottle of perfume, no large than 2oz.
  • 50g gold (including jewellery).
  • 1kg silver (including jewellery).
  • 10 pieces each type of clothing.
  • Personal goods for day to day use, including personal electronics.
  • Items for sports purposes in reasonable quantities.
  • Medication for personal use.
  • All articles must not exceed a total value of more than BTN10 000.
Find more information on the customs regulations of Bhutan page.

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