Bhutan customs regulation

Import and Export laws of Bhutan

Bhutan is a small country with around 776K Bhutanese. Official language is Dzongkha. Bhutan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+06:00. Currency used in Bhutan is Ngultrum (BTN).

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Import Regulation

Prohibited β›”

Narcotics and drugs.

Wildlife products, particularly those of endangered species.


Restricted ⚠️

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.

Other rules ℹ️

Personal goods for day to day use, including personal electronics.

Medication for personal use.

Export Regulation

Prohibited β›”

See prohibited import list.

Restricted ⚠️

See restricted import list.

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