Safety Information for Bhutan

There is relatively little crime in Bhutan. Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing and purse snatching, is occasionally reported, although violent crime is uncommon.


It is illegal to sell or buy tobacco products in Bhutan. Up to 200 cigarettes may be imported on payment of tax and import duty of 200%. You must be able to produce your customs receipt if asked by the police or you will be charged with smuggling and face a prison sentence of 3 years. Smoking is forbidden inside public spaces such as hotels, restaurants and bars.



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