Travellers cannot process on arrival tourist visa hence all travellers must process the visa prior to their arrival in Bhutan. Tourism regulation set by the Royal Government of Bhutan mandates that all tours must be booked through a certified local tour operator. The local tour operator will process the tourist visa on traveller’s behalf. The Tourism Council of Bhutan approves the tourist visa upon full payment of the trip. A one-time visa processing fee of USD 40 per person is levied.