If you are a citizen of the USA and is intending to travel to Bhutan, then you are making your life’s best decision. For a convenient and hassle-free journey from the USA to Bhutan tour, it will be best if you fly first to Singapore, Delhi, Bangkok, or Kathmandu, and then board the flight to Paro. Or you can travel by land from the southern part of Bhutan entering from either of the two border ports in India, namely, Phuentsholing in Sikkim OR Samdrup Jongkhar in Assam.
Ideally, travelling to Bhutan is once in a lifetime opportunity if you are from the United States because of the proximity and distance. Also, the Buddhist culture, unspoiled scenery, and fresh mountain air make your travel decision from the USA to Bhutan tour very worthwhile. It is the splendid natural beauty of Bhutan’s valley that the number of tourists visiting Bhutan is increasing every year. This growing number of tourists reflects the growing interest in the country as a popular tourist destination.
Requirement to be fulfilled by American Citizens to Get Bhutan Visa & Permit
Being a citizen or alien of the United States, the primary document or say the most important entry pass you need for travel to Bhutan is the Bhutan Entry Visa. Without a valid Visa, you won’t be allowed to cross the border. However, you can’t obtain Bhutan Visa without a pre-booked Bhutan tour from the USA. Once you book the tour from a reputed travel company like Destination Bhutan, they will take care of the entire Visa approval process on your behalf, by affixing a scanned copy of your valid passport and a picture.
The visa application process is time-consuming and can take around one week or maybe more. Moreover, it should be applied at least one month before your expected date of travel or flight booking date. Thus, it is important to book the Bhutan tour from USA as early as possible.
Once the visa is approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, the Bhutan travel company with which you have booked the tour will share it with you, without which you won’t be allowed to board the flight to Bhutan.
After the boarding process
Once you land in Paro or cross the border from Phuentsholing or Samdrup Jongkhar, you are required to show the Visa approval to immigration officers, along with your passport, who will then stamp the visa on your passport. The entire Visa stamping process usually takes less than 10 minutes, however, in busy or peak season, the process can take up to an hour.
Both the visa and permits are required to travel within Bhutan for security purposes, especially at the various checkpoints across the country, so it is very important not to lose or misplace any of your documents. To make the whole Bhutan visa process easier, it is recommended to hire a travel agent like Destination Bhutan who will make your journey from USA to Bhutan one of the best trips of your life. They will ensure that your trip will be of great success, filled with fun and you will take unlimited memories and stories to share with your friends and family back home.