Mongolia Coronavirus & Travel Restrictions

Mongolia coronavirus & travel restrictions

Mongolia coronavirus & travel restrictions

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly changing the world as we know it. The situation in the countries first hit is slowly easing up. However, coronavirus already spread to other regions of the world, impacting nearly everyone. 

For us, we are busy at the office refining our existing trips and working on new and exciting travel experiences to be ready for the time when the crisis is over, and the world would open for travel once again. As traveling through Mongolia has not been banned, we have recently been on an inspection trip to far-northern Mongolia to meet the Tsaatan reindeer herders. We are now about to embark on a long journey to the far west, the land of Eagle hunters and the Altai Mountains. Later in the summer, we plan another trip, eastward, to the cradle of Mongolian civilization. 

Reindeer tribe adventure, Northern Mongolia

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 27.2 million who got infected, with over 891 thousand deaths worldwide and over 18.2 million recovered. At the same time, in Mongolia, the first case was reported on March 10th as a foreign national arriving from Europe tested positive for the virus. Luckily, it did not spread internally as the Mongolian government was quick to take necessary precautions by banning international flights and trains, closing schools, and limiting public services. The first restriction imposed in late January ended on May 31st but was extended until June 30th and now again until Sep 15th.

Imposed travel restrictions until further notice:

  • All commercial flights are banned, except for chartered flights to repatriate Mongolia citizens
  • All foreign citizens except for World Health Organization and/or Diplomatic personnel will be denied any type of visa to Mongolia
  • All travelers, including Mongolian citizens and international organizations’ personnel will be quarantined for 21 days upon arrival.

As of today (8 September), Mongolia has 310 confirmed cases (all imported) with 0 death and 296 recovered, a great achievement for a country that shares 4,630 km long border with China and 3,485 with Russia. Since late January, the Mongolian government had repatriated over nine thousand Mongolians stranded abroad via numerous charter flights and through vehicle crossing checkpoints and is planning to continue doing so. 

MONGOLIA CORONAVIRUS CASES (8 September)

  • TOTAL CASES: 310
  • RECOVERED: 296
  • ACTIVE CASES: 14
  • DEATHS: 0

Stay tuned with us as we will update you on Mongolia coronavirus situation regularly through this post. We also send our prayers and hopes to all of you, your communities and your loved ones, to keep safe and healthy while we give you 10 reasons to travel to Mongolia when coronavirus is over. 

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