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Entering Bhutan: Entry points into Bhutan are by road through Phuentsholing in the South, or by air in Paro. Druk Air, the national carrier is linked to five cities in four countries. There are three flights a week from Bangkok, two flights a week from Calcutta, two flights a week from Delhi and Kathmandu, and one flight a week from Dhaka. During the festival season Druk Air arranges additional flights accordingly.

Baggage: All visitors are required to complete the customs form upon arrival at Paro. The following items are exempted from customs duty:
a) personal effects for day to day use
b) 2 liters of alcohol, 400 cigarettes; 150 gms of pipe tobacco
c) instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use
d) photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods

Guides: All guides are licensed by the Department of Tourism, Bhutan, and have undergone periodical examinations to upgrade their knowledge and services. The foreign travel agent's commission is also covered under the minimum tariffAll guides are licensed by the Tourism Authority of Bhutan. All guides speak good English. French, Japanese or German speaking guides can also be arranged.

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PO. Box 1419, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tel: 975-2-326818, 325743, 329116 and Fax : 975-2-326818