Bhutan is closed for tourism until further notice. Total 271 cases of novel coronavirus were detected in Bhutan. Nation-wide lockdown due to sporadic cases of community transmission was announced from 11th August and from 1st September it is getting gradually eased. No one died due to COVID-19 in Bhutan so far. Tourism restrictions in transit countries are another factor blocking travelers from coming to Bhutan. Read more detailed info in this FAQ! You can also register to get info when Bhutan reopens.
Coronavirus crisis is unprecedented blow for tourism, especially in Bhutan, where it directly employs over 50 thousands people, almost 7 percent of the population. So far, Bhutanese are coping well with the disruptions, waiting for tourism to bounce back. Each of us in Firefox Tours, wrote you some few words about our experience of COVID-19 crisis and lockdown, so you can get picture how the crisis is affecting our lives. Thank you for your interest and care! We are longing to welcome you in Bhutan again soon!
Bhutanese people love their King unconditionally. However, with Covid-19 crisis, their embrace of the monarchy reached totally new levels. His Majesty ordered the government to prevent even single death in Bhutan by novel coronavirus and toured around the country to oversee proper preventive measures implemented in it’s every corner. People’s responses on social media were overwhelming with hundreds of charming graphics being created and posted to express their respect and gratitude. We collected some of the most accomplished pictures, and we also explain why the King of Bhutan is so candidly and heartily loved.