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Bhutan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.
The languages that are typically spoken are Dzongkha
Bhutan uses the Bhutanese ngultrum (symbol: Nu.), code BTN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ngultrums. Ngultrum is subdivided into 100 chhertums. Coins come in denominations of 50, 25, 20 and 1 chhertums.
Automatic teller machines are common in Bhutan. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Bhutan is on average 2.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bhutan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 355.54 BTN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Bhutan Telecom or Tashi Cell. Bhutan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bhutan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Bhutan, dial +, then 975 (the country code for Bhutan), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Bhutan, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 3 .
In Bhutan you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) on undivided highways, 50 km/h (31 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) on expressways and 8-20 km/h (4-12 mph) in all built-up areas.
Import and export information
See prohibited import list.
See restricted import list.
Other items:Personal goods for day to day use, including personal electronics.
Other items:Medication for personal use.
Narcotics and drugs.
Wildlife products, particularly those of endangered species.
Pets are subject to import restrictions, and require prior approval from the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture (BAFRA).
Plants and their derivative products require a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture.
Products of animal origin, including meat, require a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture.
Wireless and remote sensing telecommunication and broadcasting equipment requires permission from the Ministry of Communications.
Chemicals, fertilizers or agricultural equipment require a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture.
Arms and ammunition require a permit from the Royal Bhutan Police.
Explosives and explosive devices require a permit from the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.
Medication containing narcotic and psychotropic substances requires a permit from the Drug Regulatory Authority.
Religious artefacts require a permit from the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.
Dengue cases have been reported in Bhutan. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Bhutan. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in Bhutan. For further information, please visit the CDCTuberculosis Advice.