Bhutan is a small country perched up on the Himalayas, where people believe to be called to the place and contribute to its rich values, beliefs and nature. Portraying a united front, Bhutan offers earthly pleasures, homemade cheese and extreme spice (their chillies are ‘fearsomely hot’), breathtaking treks, stone baths and stunning gorges. Travellers to Bhutan visit the capital city, Thimphu, where galleries and museums emphasise the country’s history. You must also visit Eastern Bhutan, where quiet valleys, nature reserves and local culture will provide an authentic experience.
With more than 70% of the country forested, Bhutan has plenty to explore. The astonishing mountain views are to die for! Tourism in Bhutan is value-centric, enhancing the country’s culture while preserving its land and everyday morals. When travelling to Bhutan from India, you can get involved in many adventure activities like lake treks, pilgrimage tours, rafting, camping, bird watching, snowman racing, archery and more.
Before you start your trip from India to Bhutan make sure you are aware of the best time to visit Bhutan and let’s look at why you need to buy a travel insurance policy online. To financially recover from any difficulties or uncertain situations that could hamper your trip, you must own travel insurance. You can easily purchase your international travel insurance from Digit online through our simple, quick and hassle-free process.
Is Travel Insurance Mandatory for Bhutan?
No, travel insurance is not mandatory when travelling to Bhutan, but it is highly advised.
The Indian Embassy of Bhutan recommends having insurance coverage when travelling to Bhutan.
One reason you should purchase travel insurance before travelling to Bhutan is to avail medical benefits if you require treatment easily. Travel insurance can cover you if you experience flight, baggage or accommodation issues.
What is the Cost of Travel Insurance for Bhutan from India
A $50,000 Bhutan Travel insurance plan from India for 4 days for 1 adult starts from ₹225 only (GST extra). [The cost mentioned here is as of December 2022].
What’s great about International Travel Insurance by Digit?
Zero Deductibles - You don’t pay anything at all when you make a claim – it’s all on us.
Adventure Sports Covered - Our coverage includes activities such as scuba diving, bungee jumping & sky diving (provided the duration is one day)
Immediate Monetary Compensation for Flight Delays - We don’t want to waste your time any further. That’s why, when your flight is delayed for more than 6 hours, we give you an immediate compensation of ₹500-1000.
Smartphone-enabled Processes - No paperwork, no running around. Just upload your documents when you make a claim.
Missed-call Facility - Give us a missed call at +91-7303470000 and we’ll call you back in 10 minutes. No more international calling charges!
Worldwide Support - We’ve partnered with the world’s largest health & travel insurance network Allianz, to support you seamlessly across the globe. T&C apply*
Bhutan Travel Insurance Plans that fit your needs
Offers coverages for the most common mishaps that can be encountered on an international trip.
This plan not only covers you for the most common mishaps on your trip but also keeps you protected from each hiccup, so your trip goes just how it should!
Emergency Accidental Treatment & Evacuation
Accidents occur at the most unexpected times. Unfortunately, we can’t save you there, but we can surely help you get the best treatment. We cover you for immediate medical treatment that results in hospitalization.
Emergency Medical Treatment & Evacuation
God forbid if you fall ill during your trip in an unknown country, don’t panic! We will take care of your treatment costs. We will cover you for expenses like hospital room rent, operation theatre charges, etc.
We hope this cover is never required. But for any accident during the trip, resulting in death or a disability, this benefit is there for support.
Daily Cash Allowance (Per day/Max 5 days)
When on a trip, you manage your cash efficiently. And we do not want you to shell out anything extra for emergencies. So, when you are hospitalized, you get a fixed daily cash allowance per day, to manage your daily expenses.
Accidental Death & Disability
While this cover has everything like the emergency accidental treatment cover, it has one extra layer of protection. It also covers death & disability while boarding, de-boarding or are inside the flight (Touchwood!).
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you encounter acute pain or meet with an accidental injury to your teeth on the trip, resulting in emergency dental treatment provided by a medical practitioner, we will cover you for the expenses incurred due to the treatment.
Smooth transit covers
If unfortunately, your trip gets cancelled, we cover the pre-booked, non-refundable expenses of your trip.
Common Carrier Delay
If your flight gets delayed by more than a certain time limit, you get the benefit amount, no questions asked!
Delay of Checked-in Baggage
Waiting at the conveyor belt is annoying, we know! So, if your checked-in baggage is delayed for more than 6 hours, you get the benefit amount, no questions asked!
Total loss of Checked-in Baggage
The last thing that can happen on a trip is your baggage getting lost. But if something like this happens, you get the benefit amount for the entire baggage getting permanently lost. If two out three bags are lost, you get a proportional benefit, i.e. 2/3rd of the benefit amount.
Missed the flight? Don’t worry! We will pay for extra accommodation and travel needed to reach the next destination shown on your ticket/itinerary if, you miss a pre-booked onward flight because of a delay in the flight.
Loss of Passport
The worst thing to happen in an unknown land is to lose your passport or visa. If something like this happens, we reimburse the expenses, if it is lost, stolen or damaged while you are outside of your country.
If on a bad day, all your money is stolen, and you need emergency cash, this cover will come to your rescue.
Emergency Trip Extension
We don’t want our vacations to end. But we don’t want to stay in a hospital too! If due to an emergency during your trip, you need to lengthen your stay, we will reimburse the cost of hotel extensions and return flight rescheduling. The emergency could be a natural calamity in your travel area or an emergency hospitalization.
In case of emergency, If you had to return home early from your trip, that would be really sad. We can’t fix that but we will cover charges for alternate travel arrangements and non-refundable travel costs like accommodation, planned events and excursion expenses.
Personal Liability & Bail Bond
Due to an unfortunate incident, if there are any legal charges against you while you are travelling, we will pay for it.
Coverage option suggested above is only indicative and is based on market study and experience. You may opt for any additional coverages as per your requirement. Please call us at 1800-258-5956 in case you want to opt for any other coverages or wish to know further details.
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What's not Covered?
Digit's Travel Insurance from India to Bhutan covers most things that could go wrong during your vacation. We are completely open in all that we do. Understanding what your travel insurance does not cover is critical, just like knowing what is covered. The following are some exclusions that our travel plan will not cover:
We can't cover diseases or illnesses already diagnosed (pre-existing conditions) or if your doctor has already recommended no travelling.
Daily cash allowance of up to 5 days is only valid for those hospitalised during their holiday in a foreign country.
Death or disability won't be covered after 365 days of the accident that has caused it.
Adventure sports are covered if you're doing it for one day. This doesn't include weeklong treks, hikes or professional-level adventure sports that go on for more than one day.
Acts of War are not covered.
Flight delays are not covered if your airline already informed you about the same at least 6 hours in advance.
Delay of checked-in luggage is not covered if the delay is due to customs.
Any missed connection where the time gap between scheduled arrival of incoming flight and scheduled departure of connecting flight was less than the time required.
Thefts will not be covered if the police of the respective aren't notified within 24 hours.
Trip extensions due to childbirth or related matters can't be covered
Trip abandonments due to pre-existing illnesses or health conditions can't be covered.
Trip cancellations due to rejection of visa are not covered.
With us, get access to VIP claims
After you buy our international travel insurance for Bhutan, you live tension free as we have a 3-step, completely digital claims process!
Give us a call at 1800-258-5956 (if in India) or drop a missed call at +91-7303470000 & we’ll call back in 10 mins.
Upload the required documents & your bank account details, on the link sent.
We’ll take care of the rest!
Why do you need Travel Insurance for Bhutan from India?
Let's look at why you need travel insurance when visiting Bhutan:
Flights to Bhutan depend heavily on weather conditions as the country is situated in a relatively secluded area. This means there is a high probability of flight delays, cancellations, bounced bookings, baggage issues, loss of passport and other flight-related discrepancies. In such events, international travel insurance plan from Digit is beneficial as it offers a wide range of coverage for your trip.
In a country like Bhutan, getting international travel insurance is crucial because of the many adventure activities you are bound to indulge in. In the event of any accident or hospitalisation resulting from these activities, travel insurance with adventure sports coverage will significantly benefit. Digit’s International Travel Insurance provides adventure activities coverage (provided it’s for a day).
The terrain of Bhutan is rocky, mountainous and unstable. Even if you are extremely careful while moving around the city, you never know when tragedy might strike. Travel insurance with medical benefits (like ours!) can be very advantageous if you require hospitalisation or medical treatment.
The medical benefits available and the Sum Insured limit for each.
The terms and conditions can be tricky and hard to come by. Read the fine print carefully.
The claims process by checking the company's previous claim records. After all, that's the whole point of insurance.
Know more about Bhutan before your Trip
Planning for a peaceful vacation on the lap of the Himalayas? A Bhutan trip might be just the right choice. From lush green Himalayan foothills to spiritual mysticism, Bhutan is a magical country in all aspects. This mythical country will embrace you with rich culture, splendid monasteries, and abundant natural beauty.
Moreover, you can enjoy spicy local cuisine, enjoy stone baths, hike mountain ranges, and do many other exciting activities. However, you must be aware of certain crucial information if you are planning a trip to this peaceful country. Continue reading for more information.
When is the Best Time to Visit Bhutan?
Spring is the perfect time if you want to witness the best views of Bhutan with blooming flowers all around and various festivals. The months between March and May feature clear sky, snow-capped mountains, flourishing flora and fauna and many more. You can also plan a trip during the winter. However, considering excessive rainfall, it’s best to avoid June to August.
What are the Things to Do and Places to Visit in Bhutan?
Considered one of the happiest countries in the world, Bhutan can excite you with amazing activities. Here are some of them:
Hike the enthralling Trashiyangtse and Taktsang Goemba
Go birdwatching in Jigme Dorji National Park
Explore the local shops in Norzin Lam
Learn archery at Changlimithang Archery Ground
Go kayaking and river rafting near Paro and Punakha Valley
Explore the wildlife safari in the forests of Mo Chhu River
Bhutan is adorned with colourful flora, fauna, and the majestic Himalayas. However, the following places are the gems that you must visit on your Bhutan vacation:
Dechencholing Palace, Clock Tower Square, etc. in Thimpu
Ugyen Pelri Palace in Paro
Jakar in the foothills of Choekhor Valley
The lost capital of Bhutan, Punakha Dzong
Switzerland of Bhutan, Bumthang Valley
Phuentsholing, the gateway of Bhutan
Visa Requirements for Bhutan for Indians
Though Indians do not need a visa to enter Bhutan, there are specific permits and documents an Indian needs to carry while visiting this country. The travel permit collected from the immigration office and Paro International Airport will allow an Indian to visit Paro and Thimpu only. If you want to visit places beyond these cities, you must visit the RGoB Immigration Office at Thimphu to acquire a “special area permit.”
Entry Guidelines for Indians in Bhutan
As per the recent updates, fully vaccinated Indian travellers can enter Bhutan. Moreover, travellers must stay quarantined for two weeks and follow some additional regulations as well. Check out more such guidelines:
You need to pay the minimum rate of the daily tour package for the complete travel after quarantine.
Pay the Minimum Daily Package Rates and Sustainable Development Fees as per the seasons during the quarantine period.
Follow the Covid-19 protocols strictly and pay for the Covid-19 tests and other requirements.
What Necessary Safety Precautions You Must Take While Visiting Bhutan?
Check out the following safety guidelines to ensure a safe Bhutan tour:
Always keep your valuable belongings safe from local burglars.
Carry your identity proof while travelling across Bhutan.
Always keep your family and friends updated with your travel itinerary and leave the documents of your photocopies with them while leaving India.
Bhutan is a cultural kingdom, so maintain your clothing decorum while travelling across this country.
Don’t forget to carry your medicines and other necessary things.
Keep the contacts of Indian consular services handy and reach them during an emergency.
Keep a check on your eating and drinking habits while visiting a foreign country to stay protected from any sudden illness.
Where is the Indian Embassy Located in Bhutan?
An Indian can seek help from the Indian embassy in case of an emergency. They can help with regards to consular and general queries as well.
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