A much waited nationwide covid vaccination started today (27-March, 2021) and expected to get completed by 2-April, 2021. Since the health coverage in Bhutan is excellent, the vaccination program will take only one week.
Understanding the important of jab to protect us from covid-19, over 90% of eligible Bhutanese had come forward to receive the vaccines. The covishield otherwise Astra Zeneca vaccine is provided free of cost and will be available to all the people residing in Bhutan.
Thank you His Majesty The King, Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of India for donating Astra Zeneca vaccine to us and keeping us happy and healthy always.
We the Bhutanese are always blessed. Kadincha La Mewang Chog.
Since the major outbreak of Coronavirus, it has been affecting the lives of people worldwide. The pandemic has caused a great impact on the human race. No matter how big or small, the corona has affected all.
The recovery cases have given great comfort to the people in Bhutan. Cases of recovery are increasing day by day. The medical facility in Bhutan has been very effective from day one of the pandemic. Bhutan is most probably the only country where medical services are provided free for all.
Bhutan had a total of 867 cases of COVID-19 with just 1 death so far. The majority of the infected people are already recovered with 1 case remaining active as of today 28th Feb 2021.
The King along with the prime minister, health minister, doctors and the Dessups have been truly a front- line heroes in this pandemic. Their tireless affords for the well being of the country has brought a great ease in the lives of the citizen of Bhutan. We want to thank you for being with us during the dark days.
The Royal Government of Bhutan, since the beginning of tourism in the year 1974, has adopted a very thoughtful methodology to Bhutan-travel-guides advance and development of the tourism. The Bhutanese tourism business is based on code of sustainability that is “tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically feasible”
Tourism Council of Bhutan conditions in its instruction:
”While tourism may be important as an income earner, Bhutan sees no gain in yielding to over commercialism. It recognizes that a small country emerging from isolation must do so in its own time and at its own step. The Tourism Council of Bhutan is clear that its policy of high value, low volume is the right policy because Bhutan is just too small for bulk tourism. And as the world begins to discover the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, many go away with a sense of having been in an extraordinary place, far from the insanity of modern living. Here is a land where life may not be materially luxurious but it provides much that is good for a civilization that is not yet caught up with the worldwide rat race’
The command of the modern Bhutanese state is Gross National Happiness. The term was coined by Bhutan’s fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who has opened up Bhutan to the age of transformation. The four pillars of Gross National Happiness are the advertising of sustainable development, preservation and promotion of cultural values, conservation of the natural environment, and the establishment of good governance.