120 international guests arrive on day 1


… including 28 who paid the new levy of USD 200 

(by Dechen Dolkar, Kuenselonline)

23 Sept 2022           Bhutan received 120 international visitors when it reopened its borders yesterday after remaining shut for more than two years.

They were excited and overwhelmed to be welcomed with Bhutanese hospitality including gift bags, a cultural show and refreshments at the Paro International Airport.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) welcomed a total of 120 foreigners and 67 Bhutanese guests at the Paro International Airport on four flights from Kathmandu, Delhi, Bangkok and Kolkata.

Of the 120, 28 guests paid the full USD 200 Sustainable Development Fee (SDF), 48 guests paid the old SDF of USD 65, and 16 guests paid Nu 1,200. Others were on official tours.

 

(Courtesy: Kuensel – the National Newspaper of Bhutan)

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