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Customs & Immigration

All visitors are required to complete the customs form upon arrival at Paro. Cameras, video cameras, personal electronic equipment must be declared on arrival and will be checked upon departure.

Following articles are exempted from duty :                                                                                  a). Personal affects and articles for day to day use by the visitor
b). 2 litres of alcohol, 400 cigarettes, 150 gms of pipe tobacco
c). Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use
d). Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use .
The articles mentioned under c). & d). must be declared in Custom Form. If such items disposed off in Bhutan by sale of gift, they are liable for custom duty.

Import and Export of following goods are strictly prohibited :
a). Arms, ammunitions, explosives and military stores
b). All narcotics and drugs except medically prescribed drugs
c). Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species
d). Antiques

Taxes & Permits

The airport tax on departure from Paro is Nu.300/US$10. All areas outside Thimphu and Paro valleys require travel permits, which  we will arrange. Most dzong courtyards are open to tourists but the inner sanctums are generally closed for obvious reasons that they house provincial offices and monk studies.