Travel & Medical Insurance

Travel & 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 Traveler’s cheque can be easily withdrawn and exchanged into local currency.