BHUTAN : All foreigners entering Bhutan must produce a COVID-19 Negative Certificate at the time of boarding and port of arrival.... Read more
BANGLADESH : Schedule passenger flights between Dhaka and some selected countries shall resume operation as per their approved time slots under Summer-2021 schedule.... Read more
INDIA : Latest news to travel advisories for passengers traveling from India... Read more
NEPAL : All scheduled and charter passenger flights to/from Nepal have been suspended starting 6th May until 14th May, 2021..... Read more
SINGAPORE : All inbound travelers who are not Singapore citizens or Permanent residents, and who have recent travel history to India, Indonesia and the Philippines are required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test to enter or transfer through Singapore.... Read more
THAILAND : While the temporary ban on International flights will continue, there is an exception on certain categories of passengers allowed to enter Thailand.... Read more

Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory

NOTE:  The information is correct to the best of Drukair’s knowledge at the time of publication and is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis, given the rapidly evolving government policies of different countries in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. All passengers are requested to make your own independent inquiries before relying on any information or materials contained on this page.

Destination Country Nationality Required Travel Documents
Bhutan Bhutanese
  1. No requirement apart from a valid travel document.
  2. RT-PCR negative certificate “NOT REQUIRED”.
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours with QR code, if flying from Delhi.
  2. Task Force approval conveyed through Department of Immigration for critical foreign workers.
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ Valid voter ID for Indian nationals.
  4. Valid visa clearance from Immigration.
  5. Re-entry permit from Immigration for foreign workers holding work permit.
Bangkok Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Travel approval from Department of Immigration is required which is issued subject to National Covid-19 Task Force approval.
  3. USD 100,000 health insurance.
  4. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  5. Certificate of Entry.
  6. ASQ/ALQ booking confirmation on arrival date for non-medical passenger.
  7. AHQ/DHSS for medical appointment with stamp from Ministry of Health.
  8. Affidavit of support with stamp of approval from Ministry of Public health (This document is only issued in case there are accompanying persons traveling together with OR separate from the patient).
  9. Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) is a mandatory self-paid 14-day quarantine for non-Thai nationals who fly to Bangkok.
  10. Alternative Local Quarantine (ALQ) is a mandatory self-paid 14-say quarantine for non-Thai nationals who fly to other province of Thailand.
  11. Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ). Copy of confirmation letter for Alternative Hospital Quarantine (DHSS/AHQ 1) with stamp of approval from Ministry of Public Health.
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours
  2. USD 100,000 health insurance.
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  4. Certificate of Entry.
  5. ASQ/ALQ booking confirmation on arrival date for non-medical passenger.
  6. AHQ/DHSS for medical appointment with stamp from Ministry of Health.
  7. Affidavit of support with stamp of approval from Ministry of Public health (This document is only issued in case there are accompanying persons traveling together with OR separate from the patient).
  8. Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) is a mandatory self-paid 14-day quarantine for non-Thai nationals who fly to Bangkok.
  9. Alternative Local Quarantine (ALQ) is a mandatory self-paid 14-say quarantine for non-Thai nationals who fly to other province of Thailand.
  10. Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ). Copy of confirmation letter for Alternative Hospital Quarantine (DHSS/AHQ 1) with stamp of approval from Ministry of Public Health.
Dhaka Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Travel approval from Department of Immigration is required which is issued subject to National Covid-19 Task Force approval.
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  4. Health Declaration form.
  5. Entry approval or Valid Visa.
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours
  2. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  3. Health Declaration form.
  4. Entry approval or Valid Visa.
  5. Confirm return air ticket and hotel bookings.
India Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours without QR Code for those only travelling to India as final destination.
  2. For passengers travelling beyond India (Delhi), RT-PCR Negative certificate valid for 72 hours until final destination with QR code is required. However, if QR code is unavailable on the RT-PCR certificate issued from Bhutan, passenger can do another test in Delhi but they must ensure to have at least 10 hours before the next flight as the result would be available only after 6 hours form the test.
  3. Passengers need to fill online Self Declaration Form (www.newdelhiairport.in)
  4. Travel approval from Department of Immigration is required which is issued subject to National Covid-19 Task Force approval.
  5. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ CID.
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours without QR Code for those only travelling to India as final destination.
  2. For passengers travelling beyond India (Delhi), RT-PCR Negative certificate valid for 72 hours until final destination with QR code is required. However, if QR code is unavailable on the RT-PCR certificate issued from Bhutan, passenger can do another test in Delhi but they must ensure to have at least 10 hours before the next flight as the result would be available only after 6 hours form the test.
  3. Passengers need to fill online Self Declaration Form (www.newdelhiairport.in)
  4. Valid passport (6 months minimum)/ CID
  5. Indian Visa required for non-Indians.
Kathmandu Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours or Completion of COVAX against COVID-19 document.
  2. Travel approval from Department of Immigration is required which is issued subject to National Covid-19 Task Force approval.
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  4. Valid Nepal visa or recommendation from Department of Tourism or Nepal Tourism Board to participate in tourism activities.
  5. Hotel booking invoice or ascertaining of settlement in Nepal.
  6. Health insurance (coverage of emergency, rescue, treatment and others).
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours or Completion of COVAX against COVID-19 document.
  2. Valid passport (6 months minimum)
  3. Valid Nepal visa or recommendation from Department of Tourism or Nepal Tourism Board to participate in tourism activities.
  4. Hotel booking invoice or ascertaining of settlement in Nepal.
  5. Health insurance (coverage of emergency, rescue, treatment and others).
Singapore Bhutanese
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Travel approval from Department of Immigration is required which is issued subject to National Covid-19 Task Force approval.
  3. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  4. Entry approval or a valid visa.
  5. All passengers are requested to submit their health declaration to ICA via the SG Arrival Card e-Service at :
    https://icaeservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/
Foreigners
  1. RT-PCR negative certificate valid for 72Hours.
  2. Valid passport (6 months minimum).
  3. Entry approval or a valid visa.
  4. All passengers are requested to submit their health declaration to ICA via the SG Arrival Card e-Service at :
    https://icaeservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/

In connection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the following conditions have been put in place by the following countries to where Drukair operates:

  • BHUTAN

    1. Migrant workers from India should produce a RAPID ANTIGEN Test Negative Certificate if they do not have access to RT-PCR testing. (Import of foreign workers suspended until further notice)

    2. Currently, only foreigners that are experts/consultants coming to Bhutan to render critical services and those who are based in the country are allowed to enter the country.

    3. All foreigners entering Bhutan must produce a COVID-19 Negative Certificate at the time of boarding and port of arrival.

    4. The test must be carried out by RT-PCR from a certified laboratory NOT earlier than 72 hours (3 days) prior to leaving the country of origin.

    5. Foreigners coming to Bhutan must obtain and present the entry permit from National Covid- 19 Task Force during check-in.

    6. All Bhutanese and foreigners have to undergo mandatory facility quarantine for 21 days and testing as per existing protocols of the Ministry of Health.

    7. Cost of quarantine and testing and/or medical treatment, if required, for foreigners have to be borne by themselves.

    8. Bhutanese returning home for the first time are not required to bear such costs.

    9. However, Bhutanese who exited Bhutan on their own volition during the pandemic after signing the “Undertaking Form”, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, have to bear the costs of quarantine, testing, etc. as stipulated in the Undertaking Form, when they return to Bhutan.

    10. Bhutanese returning home are exempted from the requirement specified in SL No. 1.

    11. Department of Immigration approval is required for ex-country travel for all Bhutanese, which will be furnished subject to National Covid-19 Task Force approval.

    Step 1 : An application is required to be submitted to National Covid-19 Task Force at jtnamgyal@ddm.gov.bt

    Step 2: NC19TF then sends a list of approved names to Department of Immigration upon which a clearance letter is issued. This is then checked by the Immigration at the airport at the time of check-in.




  • BANGLADESH

    Schedule passenger flights between Dhaka and some selected countries shall resume operation as per their approved time slots under Summer-2021 schedule. Read more:

    The following quarantine procedure shall apply for the passengers of the flights operating under special consideration:

    1. All incoming/outgoing passengers shall mandatorily possess PCR based COVI19 negative certificate. The PCR test shall be done within 72 hours of the night departure time.

    2. Arriving passengers, who already have vaccinated with 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and possesses PCR based COVID-19 negative certificate along with the proof of vaccination, shall have to complete a 14 days home quarantine. The local administration shall ensure their home quarantine.

    3. Arriving passengers carrying PCR based COVI19 negative certificate and either already have vaccinated with I" dose (proof of vaccination needs to be carried) or not yet vaccinated,shall have to complete a mandatory 3 (three) days institutional quarantine at government nominated facilities or at hotels on passenger's own expenses. Upon completion of the 3 days institutional quarantine, sample will be collected for the COVID-19 PCR test. The passenger will be released to complete a total of 11 days home quarantine if the PCR based COVID-19 lest result is Negative. The local administration shall ensure their home quarantine. In case of positive result of PCR based COVID-19 test, the passenger shall have to go for isolation at government nominated facilities at own expenses and,

    4. The Airlines concerned shall issue boarding passes to the passengers in paragraph4ii) only after being confirmed about the vaccination doses. For the passengers in paragraph-(iii), Airlines shall be confirmed that seats are available at the government institutional quarantine facilities or the passenger have the proof of hotel reservation for institutional quarantine. If seats are not available at the government institutional quarantine facilities, the passenger shall be boarded in the night only after ensuring the confirmation of hotel reservation.


  • INDIA

    Latest news to travel advisories for passengers traveling from India:

    The suspension period on scheduled international commercial passenger flights to or from India have been extended until 2359 hrs IST of 28 February, 2021.

    However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis.

    An Air Travel Bubble Arrangement has been agreed between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of India on 18th September 2020 to enable flight operations between the two countries till the resumption of normal International flights between the two countries.

    1. 1. All travellers should submit a self-declaration form along with a negative RT- PCR test certificate on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel.
    2. 2. Travellers may seek exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival. This test should have been conducted within 96 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration. The test report could also be produced upon arrival at the point of entry airport in India.
    3. 3. For more details please visit the website of Bureau of Immigration, Government of India (https://boi.gov.in)

  • NEPAL

    All International schedule and charter passenger flights to/from Nepal have been further suspended until 31st May, 2021. Read more:

    Travel requirements to enter Nepal. Read more:


  • SINGAPORE

    i. All inbound travelers who are not Singapore citizens or Permanent residents, and who have recent travel history to India, Indonesia and the Philippines are required to present a valid negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to enter or transfer through Singapore.

    ii. Other travel schemes-

    1. a. Travellers from Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL)- RGL Countries/Cities*: Chinese Green Lane Cities (Chongqing,Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai,Tianjin, Zhejiang) Malaysia, Brunei, Republic of Korea, Japan, and Indonesia.
    2. b. Countries with Safe Travel Pass from RGL countries.
    3. c. Returning Residents from Reciprocal Green Lane Countries
    4. d. Letter of Invite by Ministry of Trade and Industry(MTI) or Ministry of Finance (MOF).
    5. e. Pre-Approved Business Pass.
    6. f. Air Travel Pass. From Brunei, New Zealand, Vietnam, Australia & Mainland

  • THAILAND

    Checklist of required documents for Thai and non-Thai nationals permitted to enter Thailand: Read more:

    11 exempt types of Thai and non-Thai Nationals currently allowed to enter the country.

    1. 1. Thai Nationals
    2. 2. Person exempted by the Prime Minister or Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    3. 3. Per on diplomatic or Consular mission
    4. 4. Carriers of necessary cargos
    5. 5. Pilot and crew
    6. 6. Non-Thai who are family of Thai nationals
    7. 7. Non-Thai who hold a valid certificate of residence including their spouses or children.
    8. 8. Non-Thai with work permit, including their spouses or children.
    9. 9. Non-Thai students of private schools or university, International program , including their parents.
    10. 10. Non-Thai who need medical treatment and their 3 attendants.
    11. 11. Non-Thai who are permitted under a special arrangement
      1. -Thailand Elite members
      2. -Long stay VISA holder
      3. -APEC card holder (for 8 economies’ passport holders travelling from their own economy : New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong)
      4. -Special Tourist VISA
      5. -Short stay visitor

    Suspension on the acceptance of transit/transfer passengers on our flights to Bangkok.

    In compliance to the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), Drukair regrets to inform that the acceptance of transit/transfer passengers onboard our flights to Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, is suspended effective immediately.

    During the pre-COVID period, transit/transfer on Drukair was facilitated even though passenger was not holding a single ticket because all international airlines had a transfer desk at the transit counter. Passenger arriving on Drukair flight and connecting on another international airline holding separate tickets could get their boarding pass and baggage tag issued at the transfer counter and hence there was no problem during pre-COVID.

    In the current scenario, although international transfer/transit is opened at Bangkok, due to enhanced COVID protocol, airlines do not have a transfer counter. All transit passengers upon arrival at Bangkok are guided towards the transfer gate and not allowed to move beyond the transit area. There is no provision to check-in on the next connecting airline at the transit area. Therefore, international airlines insist on booking to be done on single ticket so that boarding pass and baggage tags are issued from the first point of origin that is Paro itself which Drukair cannot meet the requirement.

    For your kind information, Drukair has a weekly flight to Delhi which our Bhutanese passengers may want to explore to plan your travel.

    Thank you for your kind understanding.