With visa-free access, Indians seek work across border in Bhutan

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/8/31 16:43:24

Highlights: Indian tourist can travel to Bhutan visa free, making it easier for Indians seeking work in the neighboring country.

  • People from India walk along street in Paro, Bhutan on August 21, 2017. Many Indian tourists take advantage of the visa-free policy to Bhutan in summer to avoid the heat. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • Indians wait outside the immigration bureau at Phuentsholing, Bhutan on August 22, 2017. Bordering India, the town of Phuentsholing sees many Indian people and vehicles. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • A child rides a bike on the Indian side of the border as seen from Phuentsholing, Bhutan on August 22, 2017. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • Indian workers play a chess app on a phone in Phuentsholing, Bhutan on August 22. Many Indian workers gather at the border town in search of job opportunities. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • An Indian vendor sells T-shirts printed with the Bhutanese flag in Phuentsholing, Bhutan on August 22, 2017. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • An Indian worker makes gold earrings in Phuentsholing, Bhutan on August 22, 2017. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • Indian laborers work at a construction site in Paro, Bhutan on August 21, 2017. Many construction workers in Bhutan are from India, as Indian labor is cheaper than Bhutanese, according to the local residents. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • Two Indian businessmen carry their goods in Phuentsholing, Bhutan on August 22, 2017. Photo: Cui Meng/GT

  • An Indian woman carries bottles on a street in Phuentsholing, Bhutan on August 22, 2017. Photo: Cui Meng/GT






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