Notification to mitigate risks and prevent spread of COVID-19

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country was detected on 5 March 2020. Consequently, given the rapidly evolving situation and significant risks posed by COVID-19 to the people and residents of Bhutan and with a view to mitigate risks and prevent the spread of the virus, the following notification is issued for immediate and strict implementation by all relevant agencies.

  1. Issuance of e-Visa/e-permit to nationals from countries affected by COVID-19 or those persons that have visited or transited through COVID-19 affected countries stands suspended till further notice.
  2. Visa on arrival for eligible foreign nationals stands suspended till further notice.
  3. Issuance of new work permits to nationals from countries affected by COVID-19 or if such persons have visited or transited through COVID-19 affected countries stands suspended till further notice.
  4. Renewal of work-permit for foreign workers who are already in the country shall be facilitated.
  5. Re-entry of all foreigners holding valid visas, work permits and the other immigration permits traveling to Bhutan from any of the COVID-19 affected countries or if they have visited or transited through COVID-19 affected countries stands suspended till further notice.
  6. Government clearance to host events such as car rallies, seminars, trade fairs and workshops in the country stands suspended till further notice.
  7. All mass gatherings must be deferred till further directives.

Issued for strict and immediate implementation.

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-MoHCA

 

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