Bhutan welcomes tourists after COVID-19 with honey, turmeric and SIM cards

KATHMANDU — Twenty-three foreign visitors landed in Bhutan on Friday, the first to arrive as the Himalayan kingdom reopened its borders more than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic, with officials targeting tourism to help revitalize local communities contribute to the economy. Sandwiched between China and India, the country known for its natural beauty and ancient Buddhist culture first opened to wealthy tourists in 1974. In March 2020 it closed its borders to visitors – a major source of income […]

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