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Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 3, 2024

Dungkar Dzong, Pangbesa, Paro

The Bhutan Innovation Forum will gather global leaders in various fields to support His Majesty’s vision of creating the world’s first Mindfulness City in Bhutan. Focused on mindfulness, innovation, and sustainability, the three-day event in the Himalayas will explore how these principles drive progress in technology, ecology, education, health, urban planning, and economic transformation. The Forum aims to set a new development path for Bhutan and the world, enhancing well-being and sustainability, while offering investors and entrepreneurs opportunities to explore tech startups and business ventures in Bhutan’s green ecosystem.


DRUKAIR FLIGHT SCHEDULE FROM 29 SEPTEMBER TO 05 OCTOBER 2024

Inbound Flights to Paro

DATE FLIGHT NO SECTOR DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
29-Sep KB153 BANGKOK- PARO 500 715
KB201 DELHI -PARO 1230 1520
KB401 KATHMANDU- PARO 910 1030
KB541 SINGAPORE -GAUWAHATI 1230 1440
GAUWAHATI - PARO 1520 1645
30-Sep KB153 BANGKOK- PARO 500 715
KB151 BANGKOK- PARO 1310 1525
KB201 DELHI -PARO 1230 1520
KB401 KATHMANDU- PARO 910 1030
KB4003 KATHMANDU- PARO 1130 1230
KB211 KOLKATA -PARO 1320 1520
KB301 DHAKA -PARO 910 1040

Inbound Flights from Paro

DATE FLIGHT NO SECTOR DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
4-Oct KB150 PARO- BANGKOK 800 1210
KB130 PARO-BAGDOGRA 1620 1635
BAGDOGRA-BANGKOK 1715 2200
KB200 PARO- DELHI 940 1130
KB400 PARO-KATHMANDU 710 810
KB210 PARO- KOLKATA 1130 1220
KB300 PARO-DHAKA 700 830
5-Oct KB152 PARO- BANGKOK 1620 2030
KB540 PARO-GAUWAHATI 750 815
GAUWAHATI-SINGAPORE 855 1555
KB200 PARO- DELHI 940 1130
KB400 PARO-KATHMANDU 710 810
KB210 PARO- KOLKATA 1130 1220
6-Oct KB152 PARO- BANGKOK 1620 2030
KB200 PARO- DELHI 940 1130
KB400 PARO-KATHMANDU 710 810


Getting the Bhutanese Visa

Most foreign nationals visiting Bhutan require an entry visa. You can apply for a visa be used through the visa application portal: Click here

You would need to create an application account at: Click here to submit your visa application online.

The Royal Government of Bhutan will waive the Visa Fee and the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) for all international participants of the Bhutan Innovation Forum for a maximum of 10 (10) nights of stay in Bhutan, including 4 (four) nights to attend the Forum on October 1-3, 2024.


You will need to submit the following documents with your visa application:

  • Copy of applicant passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the intended date of departure from Bhutan
  • Duly completed visa application form Click here
  • Recent passport photo
  • Visa fee and SDF Waiver Approval (which will be provided by the government shortly)


For any questions regarding your visa application, you may write to the Forum Focal Points at the Department of Immigration, the Royal Government of Bhutan


Immigration Guidelines:

Please visit this link for more information on the immigration guidelines. Link


Documents required include:

  • Copy of applicant passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the intended date of departure from Bhutan
  • Duly completed visa application form.Link
  • Recent passport photo
  • SDF Waiver Approval (which will be provided by the government shortly)


Focal officers from the Department of Immigration


Important Note:

  • Nationals of India will be eligible to get an Entry Permit at the port of entry. They must produce either a passport/Voter card;
  • The Nationals of Bangladesh and Maldives will get visas on arrival. They must produce a national passport valid which is for at least six months from the intended date of departure from Bhutan;
  • Nationals of Thailand and Switzerland holding Diplomatic/Official passports are eligible for a visa on arrival; They must produce a national passport that is valid for at least six months from the intended date of departure from Bhutan;
  • Nationals of SAARC countries issued with a valid SAARC Visa Exemption Sticker on their national passport do not require prior visa/entry permit clearance;
  • Visa fee of Nu. 5000/- per person is applicable for participants holding ordinary passports.
  • Route Permit must be processed for movement outside of Thimphu and Paro.The following is the route permit form that has to be filled out and applied for at the immigration office once the guests get here: Click here