Travel and Medical Insurance

The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan has initiated a travel and medical plan solely for the visitors. You may visit the web site at www.ricb.com.bt.

MONEY

Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu) that is at par with the Indian Rupee. It is recommended that you carry travelers’ cheque or cash, preferably American Express and US dollars instead, as the ATM facilities for foreign currency is limited to just few towns including the capital city Thimphu. Visa and American Express credit cards are also widely accepted.

BANKING

Some of the banks that you can avail of services and facilities while in Bhutan are the Bank of Bhutan Limited, the Bhutan National Bank, the Druk PNB, Bhutan Development Bank Limited, and the Tashi Bank. Many of these banks provide you with SMS and internet banking facilities. Traveler’s cheque can be easily withdrawn and exchanged into local currency.

ELECTRICITY

All major towns are well connected with electricity that runs on 220/240 volts with round hole two-pin and three-pin power outlets. Our energy is clean and green energy generated by hydro-power.

COMMUNICATIONS

The country has a good network of telecommunication facilities. Almost every town has an internet cafe and IDD calling booths from where you can log on to and send messages home and to your loved ones.  Also most hotels have internet access. Mobile (cell) phone is also widely used with international roaming facilities.