Stay Safe in Bhutan
While drug addiction, gangs, and violence are all too prevalent in cities, these crimes mostly impact locals and very seldom, if ever, visitors. Bhutan is, in reality, one of the safest tourist destinations in the world.
Thimphu’s police force is very active, and they continue to patrol the city late at night to guarantee public safety.
In isolated alpine areas, bears pose a danger.
Bhutanese law makes homosexual conduct between consenting adults illegal by up to a year in jail. Despite the fact that this legislation does not apply to a significant degree, LGBT tourists must use caution.
Stay Healthy in Bhutan
Even in the most distant regions of the nation, hospitals and clinics may be found. Travelers should not anticipate high-tech facilities, and the resident physician in many basic health units is often unavailable.
Because indigenous medical facilities can be found in all district capitals, the biggest of which is Thimphu, natural herbal compounds may be used to diagnose and cure illnesses in Bhutan.
In Bhutan, waterborne illnesses including diarrhea, dysentery, Giardia, and even typhoid are prevalent, particularly during the summer monsoon season. As a result, ensure sure all of the water has been thoroughly boiled or filtered before drinking it.
It’s a good idea to have first-aid supplies on hand in case of an emergency, such as antibiotics and acetaminophen (paracetamol).
At elevations as low as 2500 meters, altitude sickness may strike. Before going on mountaineering excursions, keep this in mind. If you suffer palpitations, shortness of breath, or severe headaches, tell your guide and descend to a lower elevation right once. It’s important to take altitude sickness seriously. It has the ability to kill.
In tourist locations, the sanitary quality is adequate. Preparing medicines for stomach pain is, nevertheless, usually a good idea.
Thimphu has a large number of street dogs (and to a lesser extent in many cities). The majority of animals are very tame, and there have been very few instances of visitors being bitten. Even yet, it is preferable to sin for the sake of safety and to avoid disturbing animals. Additionally, if you are bitten, obtain a rabies vaccination as soon as possible. Although the illness is uncommon, if left untreated, it will always be deadly.
Malaria and dengue fever are not prevalent in Bhutan, although outbreaks can occur in India’s border regions during the summer monsoon.