Import Regulations by Bhutan customs

  • Tobacco:1 carton subject
  • Alcohol:2 bottles, each bottle not larger than one litre
  • Gold: 50 grams
  • Silver: 1 kilogram
  • Clothing items: Maximum of 10 pieces each of type of clothing whether stitched or stitched and other household or personal goods including electronics and bedding shall be limited to one piece each
  • Items of gifts and presents shall be included in the above free allowance


Export regulations by Bhutan customs


  • electronic equipment
  • antique masterpieces
  • pharmaceuticals
  • pornograghy
  • weapon
  • plants
  • fauna


Additional information:

Goods requiring import licenses or permits shall be confiscated if imported without required import licenses or permits

Other Bhutan customs information

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by all travellers if coming from an infected area.

Following WHO guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is no longer a condition of entry to Bhutan. However, cholera is a serious risk in this country and precautions are essential. Up – to – date advice should be sought before deciding whether these precautions should include vaccination as medical opinion is divided over its effectiveness; see the Health appendix.

Typhoid fever is common. Poliomyelitis eradication has begun and is reducing the risk, although it must still be assumed to be a risk.

Malaria risk exists throughout the year in the southern belt of the following five districts: Chirang, Samchi, Samdrupjongkhar, Sarpang and Shemgang. Resistance to chloroquine and sulfadoxine/ pyrimethamine has been reported in the malignant falciparum form of the disease. A weekly dosage of 300mg of chloroquine and a daily dosage of 200mg of proguanil is the recommended prophylaxis.

Food drink: All water should be regarded as being potentially contaminated. Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is unpasteurised and should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised, but make sure that it is reconstituted with pure water. Avoid all dairy products. Only eat well – cooked meat and fish, preferably served hot. Pork, salad and mayonnaise may carry increased risk. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

Other risks: Hepatitis A and E occur; hepatitis B is endemic. Giardiasis is common. Meningitis is a sporadic risk and vaccination is advised. TB exists. Visceral leishmaniasis is prevalent and a small risk of Japanese encephalitis exists in southern lowland areas. Altitude sickness may be a problem.

Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay. For more information consult the Health appendix.

Health care: There is no reciprocal health agreement with the UK. Full medical insurance is strongly advised. Medical facilities are good but scarce.

Disclaimer: Customs regulations are subject to changes. The information above is a concise summary of customs regulations which is effected on household goods shipment and car shipment to this destination and is being provided as guidance to assist our clients.Because these regulations are subject to change without notice, Fastlane Car Shipping UK cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other outcomes resulting from non – conformity. Always double check with your local embassy or custom authorities.

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