Bhutan doesn’t want poor Indian visitors? Himalayan nation opens border with hefty levy

Published: 25th July 2022 05:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2022 04:20 PM  

Is Bhutan politely saying ‘Indians aren’t welcome’? The Himalayan nation recently announced the opening of its borders for tourists from September 23 after two years, but with a hefty levy. Called sustainable development fee (SDF), it is $15 (Rs 1,200) per day per Indian and $200 (Rs 16,000) per person per day for other nationalities. This is in addition to the expenses of travelling, hotel bookings etc.


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